Bolenz Jewlery once again was the main sponsor of the night time parade that stepped off at the corner of Chisholm and 9th Avenue at 5:30 p.m. It then traveled up Chisholm Street to Second Avenue where it turned onto Water Street where it ended.
Hundreds of area residents and visitors who were in the Alpena area for Thanksgiving lined the streets in 32 degree weather to watch the various floats go by.
In addition to the parade, WATZ Radio donated a 31 foot tall blue spruce tree to the community that was put in place at Culligan Plaza in the very heart of downtown Alpena. The tree lighting ceremony took place at 6:30 p.m. after the parade ended.