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Saturday, Dec 14 2013 06:28 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Tradition endures at annual NOR Children's Christmas Parade

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The 41st Annual North of the River Children's Christmas Parade theme this year was "Dreaming of Christmas."

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    After the 41st Annual NOR Children's Christmas Parade, these youngsters enjoy watching the horses stride through McDonald's parking lot on North Chester Avenue.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Chevelle Doane and Jacob Shaw give a new meaning to the McDonald's drive-thru Saturday morning after the annual Christmas parade in Oildale as they ride through horseback to make a purchase.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The Wasco HIgh mascot shakes hands along the Christmas Parade route Saturday in Oildale.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Kathy Clerico walks with her retired Greyhound, Parker at Saturday's annual Children's Christmas Parade put on by NOR.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Warren Jr. High School marching band members were all wearing their Santa hats during the parade

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Members of the North High School Alliance march in Saturday's annual Children's Christmas Parade in Oildale.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Dogs, horses and ponies were popular along the parad route Saturday in Oildale.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The Horace Mann Mustangs lead the way in this photo during Saturday's annual Children's Christmas Parade in Oildale.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Nathaniel Lobos looks for a hug from Sammy the St. Bernard, the Kern County Animal Services mascot that was marching in the parade Saturday in Oildale.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The Wasco High School marching band plays for the crowds Saturday at the annual Christmas parade while marching down North Chester Avenue.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Members of the Jackson Stables Family participate in Saturday's event for Christmas in Oildale.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Standard Middle School band performers belt out a Christmas tune along the parade route Saturday.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Children have a good view of Saturday's annual parade in Oildale.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Enrique, back, Izak, left, and Anthony Cervantes at the NOR Children's Christmas Parade.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Christofer, left, Jose, Urijah, Inez and Jozlyn Solorzano, right, at the NOR Children's Christmas Parade.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Teri and Brian Dailey at Saturday's parade.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Lillian, Jason and Derol Del Rio at the Christmas parade Saturday in Oildale.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Travis, Isabella and Sarah King at the Christmas parade in Oildale.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Jason, back, Emi, left, and Michelle Sperber, right at the NOR Christmas Parade,

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Chad, Regan and Patty Miller at the NOR Christmas Parade on Saturday.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Jonna Funk and Phyllis Mountain at the Children's Christmas Parade Saturday in Oildale.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

The 41st Annual North of the River Children's Christmas Parade was held Saturday, with a theme of "Dreaming of Christmas." Children and families were out in force for the parade on North Chester Avenue.

Californian photographer Casey Christie shares these images from the event.

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