Bloomfield sparkles under perfect parade conditions.

'TIS THE SEASON- The most merry one himself donned his red suit and hat and paid a special visit to Bloomfield on Friday. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)




A bright and clear, moon filled night.
A dusting of snow on the ground.
And a nip in the air that a good jacket, a warm hat and a pair of mitts could easily solve.
These are the ingredients of a great and memorable Bloomfield Festival of Lights nighttime Santa Claus parade and they are exactly what was delivered on Friday night as the village lit up for its annual moment in the Christmas season spotlight.

Even the Grinch had reason to celebrate on Friday considering the great conditions for the annual Bloomfield Festival of Lights. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)

The Frasers of Cherry Valley never miss a chance to bring the 1928 Buick to a local parade. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)

Super Mario, also known as Chris Crawford of KA Media had one of the more trendy floats in the 2018 Festival of Lights parade. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)

PECI Students gathered for their first Santa Claus parade as a combined K-12 school on Friday. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)

The Queen’s University Band was a hit as usual on Friday night. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)

There’s no denying the Queen’s University spirit when the Kingston contingent visits Bloomfield. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)

Hagerman Farms celebrated the coming of the Christmas season with their annual float entry. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)

Emmanuel Baptist Church of Bloomfield was one of several floats dedicated to the true meaning of Christmas. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)

(Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)