Crowds lining Elm and Main streets were treated to a full lineup of lighted floats and fair weather at the Christmas By the Sea Parade Dec. 1.

Open stores, decorated with lights and holiday spirit inside and out, welcomed shoppers with special sales. Throughout the downtown area, Camden Hills Regional High School student organizations raised funds for charitable causes, both local and international, and the high school's choral groups entertained inside the Camden Public Library.

Afterwards, many parade-goers gathered in Harbor Park for the Christmas tree lighting, while others headed back to the shops and restaurants.