The 25th annual Parade of Lights was just wrapping up as the winners were announced.
Beach and Sons were the business winner, according to the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce.
With a heater rigged with hoses to spray the crowd with warm air, the company was a favorite as it passed through town.
Timberline Electric was the flatbed of choice for the Old West and received the award for Friends & Family from the judges.
Carson Valley Youth Day won the prize for best youth organization float while the Town of Minden’s ambulance and calliope took the government float prize.
Big Daddy’s fire engine joined forces with the Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club to win the service club award.
The parade started at 5 p.m. after Highway 395 was shut down.
Members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Honor Guard, followed by Douglas High School’s Jr. ROTC headed up the parade.
The Douglas High Fighting Tiger Band was way out front with the parade’s vanguard.
Around 60 entries participated in the parade, which wrapped up around 7 p.m. at Minden Park.
A big crowd gathered for the event, keeping up with the enthusiastic participation in Christmas events.
On Saturday morning, Genoans filled three seatings for Breakfast with Santa.
Friday night saw the lightings of the Minden Gazebo and the Genoa Christmas Tree.