PHOTO GALLERY: Winter Wonderland Parade brings festivity to Ontario streets – malheurenterprise.com


The parade, conducted by the Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce and presented by the Malheur Enterprise, kicked off from Fourth Avenue in Ontario and included a visit from Santa in Moore Park at the end.

The Winter Wonderland Parade in Ontario filled the streets with holiday cheer. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

ONTARIO – The streets of Ontario were full of holiday spirit Saturday afternoon as the Winter Wonderland Parade wound through town.

The parade, put on by the Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce and presented by the Malheur Enterprise began on Fourth Avenue and ending at Moore Park, where Santa descended from his float to visit with children.

The forecast rain held off for good weather for the annual event.

The chamber announced parade winners for the parade, held Dec. 7, including:

Sweepstakes winner: Ozzy Canine Services

Organization 1st place: Bell Family

Organization 2nd place: Ontario Nazarene Church

Organization 3rd place: Darlene Zacarnas

Commercial 1st place: Malheur Federal Credit Union

Commercial 2nd place: Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Ontarip

Commercial 3rd place: Walmart

Parade participants chat as they make their way to the park. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

An elf keeps tabs on the house on the float entry of the Ontario Nazarene Church in the parade in Ontario on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Les Zaitz/The Enterprise)

Parade participants drive down the street in a vintage red convertible. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

Richard Lanier, junior grand marshal, is all cool as he rides in the parade in Ontario on Saturday, Nov. 7, with Ontario Police Chief Steven Romero. (Les Zaitz/The Enterprise)

Princess Hailee Hill, Queen Kyla Larson and Princess Bentley Weldon of the Winter Wonderland court greet spectators at the parade in Ontario on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Les Zaitz/The Enterprise)

Kids and their elf helpers ride the float from Giggles and Grace in the parade in Ontario on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Les Zaitz/The Enterprise)

A parade entry rider in the parade in Ontario on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Les Zaitz/The Enterprise)

These “reindeer” aren’t exactly dashing through the snow in an entry from Harper Charter School in the parade in Ontario on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Les Zaitz/The Enterprise)

Miss Three Rivers Teen court rides in the parade in Ontario on Saturday, Nov. 7, with Ontario Police Chief Steven Romero (Les Zaitz/The Enterprise)

A corgi isn’t so sure about this parade business in an entry from Ozzy Canine Services, which was the sweepstakes winner for the parade in Ontario on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Les Zaitz/The Enterprise)

Elves greet spectators in the parade in Ontario on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Les Zaitz/The Enterprise)

Though the rain held off, bundling up to watch was a wise move to watch the parade in Ontario on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Les Zaitz/The Enterprise)

The parade stretches toward downtown Ontario as it passes Saint Alphonsus Medical Center on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Les Zaitz/The Enterprise)

A fire engine sports holiday decor in the parade in Ontario on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Les Zaitz/The Enterprise)

The parade turns onto South Oregon Street in downtown Ontario. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

A father and son in the parade make their way to Moore Park. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

A traditional nativity scene makes its way down South Oregon Street. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

A onesie clad parade participant rides her way through downtown Ontario. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

Winter Wonderland glee on South Oregon Street. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

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