(Seguin) -- Thousands turned out as Seguin officially welcomed the holiday season during Thursday's Holiday Stroll Parade and lighting of Central Park.
The night parade welcomed 60 entries. Placing in the commercial division were first place winner Leap Ahead; second place winner Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce and third place went to the UPS store.
Top non-commercial parade entries included first place winner the La Vernia Lions; second place winner, the Navarro Youth Football Association and third place, Texas Rage 04 Softball.
Winners of this year's Christmas Tree Decorating Contest were also announced. A total of 16 trees were decorated around the Downtown Square. Placing first was Guadalupe Regional Medical Center. Second place went to Leap Ahead Learning followed by third place, the Girl Scouts. Earning honorable mention this year was the Navarro FFA.
Thursday's Holiday Stroll activities were hosted by the city of Seguin Parks and Recreation Department.