SLIDESHOW: 34th annual Bakersfield Christmas Parade

Posted at 8:58 AM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 17:19:57-05

Thousands gathered in downtown Bakersfield Thursday night to watch over 150 floats take the streets with holiday spirit.

From marching bands to motorcycles to trailers decked out with snow, local community groups were represented.

Check out our slideshow to see some of the jolliest moments and behind-the-scenes of the 34th annual parade.