Lake Placid Florida 2023 X-mas Parade, Best Ever

Lake Placid Christmas Parade Slide Show Below

Greeting Cruisers! We hope that everyone had a delightful Christmas and is planning a fun New Year’s Eve.

December 10, 2022 was a BIG DAY for Lake Placid. We had our Lake Country Cruisers Car & Bike Cruise-In at the Lake Placid Historical Society Depot; Santa came to Lake Placid on the U.S. Sugar “Santa Express” (yes, Santa has his own train!); and Lake Placid hosted their annual Christmas Parade.

Also, the Santa Express had been parked at the depot overnight and departed promptly at 12 noon; WHAT’A SIGHT! If you’ve never stood next to a steam locomotive as it is departing, you have been missing a unique experience!

Oh, What Fun!

I have been attending the Lake Placid Christmas Parade since 2017 and we have to say, it doesn’t get more “Small Town Americana” than this, folks! “Oh, what fun!” In 2021 Lake Country Cruisers had eight vehicles in the parade, this year we had 15 street machines in the parade! (let’s make it 30 next year, guys and gals!)

And the Weather Was Perfect!

That is more, the weather was perfect “jacket weather” somewhere around 60-degrees, the sidewalks were packed, and the curbs in the street were lined with happy residents. After the parade, a small group of Cruisers met at the GC Grillhouse for eats.

In closing, the Lake Placid Christmas Parade was the perfect ending to a happy day! Lake Country Cruisers will definitely be back for the 2023 Lake Placid Christmas Parade. For all of the Cruisers that participated in the parade, a BIG THANKS! – Scott, Pete, & Ron

PS – We want to let you in on something, we are already making plans for the 2023 Christmas Cruise-In and it’s going to be big! Details to come.

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Small Town Americana Takes Over Lake Placid, Florida’s Annual Christmas Parade

Small Town Americana Takes Over Lake Placid, Florida Annual Christmas Parade

Dateline: 1-6-22 (we are catching up on posts): By December 11, 2021, after nearly two years of Covid-19, Lake Placid was ready for a parade! It was a beautiful evening and the parade started at 7 pm when it was completely dark.

This was Karen’s and my fourth Lake Placid Christmas Parade and our first time being “in” the parade. Eight Cruisers participated, including; Jack Murphy, Bob Wolf, Justin Donahue, George & Christy Silsby, Bob Berard, Gary & Peggy, Pete Richie, and myself.

The Master of Ceremony was Bob Larson and his wife, and they lead the parade in a red ’90s Mustang Convertible.

Here’s Bob Larson earlier in the day at the Lake Country Cruisers Car Show. THANKS, Bob!

Bob was being honored for his thirty-plus years of organizing car shows in Lake Placid. The Caladium Festival and Car Show is the biggest event of the year for Lake Placid. The Caladium Festival Car Show attracts car lovers from all over the surrounding area. Continue reading “Small Town Americana Takes Over Lake Placid, Florida’s Annual Christmas Parade”

Lake Country Cruisers Will Be In The Lake Placid Christmas Parade!

Don’t Miss the Lake Placid Christmas Parade, Dec. 11, 2021, at 7:00 pm!

It’s been a few years, but Lake Country Cruisers will be back in the Lake Placid Annual Christmas Parade.


If you’ve never been to the Lake Placid Christmas Parade, you will find it is 110%-pure Americana! It doesn’t get any more Small Town USA than this. BIG FUN!

Lake Country Cruisers will have approximately 10 cars representing the club. So, come on out, support the Cruisers and have a big slice of Americana pie! Kids of all ages are welcome. Bring a folding chair and your camera!

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