Here comes Santa Claus!


Olivia Sliman and the Amherst choir take the bandstand.


The holy family reenacts the Nativity scene.


Master of ceremonies Olivia Sliman addresses the crowd at the parade.


Amherst homecoming royalty Pierce Barnes and Jenna Moore roll through downtown.


The Clauses arrive!


Students wave from the side of a school bus.


Can we call them Clan Christmas?


Photos by Joe Colon | Amherst News-Times

The 12th Annual Miracle on Main Street was celebrated Friday night in Amherst as Santa arrived for the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree in front of city hall. Madrigals sang and a parade wound through the historical downtown district, bringing smiles to the faces of the hundreds who gathered to usher in the holidays.

Olivia Sliman and the Amherst choir take the bandstand.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/12/web1_Olivia-Sliman-and-the-Amherst-Choir-.jpgOlivia Sliman and the Amherst choir take the bandstand.

The holy family reenacts the Nativity scene.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/12/web1_Amherst-XMAS-Parade-29.jpgThe holy family reenacts the Nativity scene.

Master of ceremonies Olivia Sliman addresses the crowd at the parade.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/12/web1_Master-of-Ceromony-Olivia-Sliman-addressing-the-crowd-at-the-parade.jpgMaster of ceremonies Olivia Sliman addresses the crowd at the parade.

Amherst homecoming royalty Pierce Barnes and Jenna Moore roll through downtown.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/12/web1_Amherst-XMAS-Parade-15.jpgAmherst homecoming royalty Pierce Barnes and Jenna Moore roll through downtown.

The Clauses arrive!
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/12/web1_Mr.-and-Mrs.-Claus.jpgThe Clauses arrive!

Students wave from the side of a school bus.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/12/web1_Amherst-XMAS-Parade-9.jpgStudents wave from the side of a school bus.

Can we call them Clan Christmas?
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/12/web1_Amherst-XMAS-Parade-19.jpgCan we call them Clan Christmas?