The parade attracted several floats, a marching band and more before mayor illuminated the Christmas tree

PMG PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Santa and his elves were the final float in the Dec. 4 holiday parade and tree lighting, sponsored by the  Sherwood Robin Hood Festival Association and the city of Sherwood. Despite some chilly temperatures and a continuous mist, the Sherwood Robin Hood Festival Association's annual parade, followed by the lighting of the city's Christmas tree, came off without a hitch Saturday evening. The event appeared to be a welcome gathering after COVID-19 canceled last year's activities.

PMG PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Cub Scouts braved chilly temperatures to march in the Dec. 4 holiday parade, making their way down Sherwood Boulevard. The parade, which included members of the Cub Scouts, the Sherwood Fireballs fastpitch softball team, the Sherwood High School marching band and others (Santa and his elves were the last float in the parade), made its way from a staging area near along Southwest 12th Street to Old Town Sherwood. PMG PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Member of the Maid Marian Court, including Anna Phillips, the Robin Hood Festivals 2021 Maid Marian, ride in the annual holiday parade.  At Cannery Square Park, residents were greeted by singers from a variety of local choirs, along with free hot dogs, cookies and drinks. On the other side of the Santa met children in a covered tent, extending contactless greetings.

Then, when the choirs were done singing, Mayor Keith Mays counted down before throwing the switch on the white-bulbed Christmas tree, illuminating Cannery Square Plaza.

-- Ray Pitz

PMG PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Isabella and Sofia Svinsitskiy make their way down Sherwood Boulevard in their toy police car at the tail end of the Robin Hood Festival parade.

PMG PHOTO: RAY PITZ  - A dancer in native dress walks as part of the annual Sherwood holiday parade

PMG PHOTO: RAY PITZ - The Christmas tree at Cannery Square Park was illuminated by Mayor Keith Mays on Dec. 4.

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