REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Santa Claus has come to town! Tuesday kicked off the Rehoboth Beach Hometown Christmas Parade.
The Rehoboth Beach Fire Department hosted the community and the over 100 floats.
"To do something in a more positive, non-emergency mode. Usually when we see people they're in the worst of times. So this is a thing that we can give back to the community. The kids, we do it for the kids, to be a part of the community," said past fire chief Leonard Tylecki.
While the parade brings laughs and smiles, it also brings fierce competition.
"We have five judges. They judge all the floats and the Christmas things. Then we also have the Sussex County Past Fire Chiefs Association guys. They judge the fire apparatus," said Tylecki.
This year, people came to win. Some floats had dancers, some had animals, and some even had fake snow.
"You've got to woo the judges. The best Christmas decorations you can come up with," said Tylecki.
You can't have Christmas without the big man himself...Santa Claus. Not only did Santa ride in a Rehoboth Beach firetruck, he held a meet and greet after the big event.
"Santa Claus will be at Convention Call at the end for the kids. They will have hot chocolate and cookies," said Tylecki.
If you missed the parade, you can watch the whole thing again on our WRDE Facebook page or WRDE App. The next parade will be in Georgetown this Thursday.