Scottsdale Tasmania Xmas Parade

IMG_9112We had to collect two paintings that had been framed in Scottsdale, a drive north west of our home in Binalong Bay that takes around two hours of pleasant driving on many winding and scenic roads. When we arrived in Scottsdale we followed all the detours as all the roads were blocked for the annual Christmas parade. On longish trips I always pack my camera so I was ready to capture the atmosphere of this small town parade.


Theme of the Jesus and Mary float echoed in the local op shop window


One of the wise men was actually a woman in drag


Not sure of the theme here, next to the woman in a nightie, a little girl wore a grey wig and also used a walker


The belly dancers had a tiny cassette player, futile with the surrounding noise


A town like Scottsdale couldn’t put on a parade without a bagpipe band


Fire trucks sounded their sirens


Nearby Bridport joined in with its life saving volunteers


On the sidelines a soft fall awaited this little boy


Could not work out the theme here but they were having fun


A drumroll please


Dorset Council provided the truck


A family turn their ute into a float


Kids on bikes bring up the rear, everyone is included



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  1. #1 by Lynda on December 2, 2012 - 2:18 am

    It certainly takes you back to the good old days. Love it. Thanks.

  2. #2 by Ron Pirotta on December 2, 2012 - 9:12 pm

    Fabulous to see the street parade alive and well in such a small community. Good work Roz

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