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Watch: Napa Pepperettes, Hoopers and Dancers at the Christmas Parade

There was plenty of talent on display at the 2012 Christmas parade, including the baton-twirling Pepperettes, the hoop-whirling Napa Hoopers and the light-footed North Pole dancers in our video.

One of the pleasures of a nighttime Christmas parade is seeing the play of colored lights, and this year's downtown Napa procession had plenty of eye candy to go along with the real candy being tossed from many floats.

Some of the most eyecatching entries included the Napa Pepperettes twirling lighted batons and the Napa Hoopers with their glowing LED hoops awhirl.

But one group of red-clad young performers thrilled the crowd without lights, hoops or batons: They were Santa's dancing elves, warming up an already-excited crowd of thousands for the arrival of the Man from the North Pole.

Following the parade, Santa Claus held court in the rotunda at Napa Town Center.

What was your favorite part of this year's Christmas parade? Please tell us in the comments.

For more about Christmas in the Napa Valley, please see:

  • Watch: Musical Moments Highlight Napa Christmas Parade (VIDEO)
  • Santa Claus is Coming to (Down)town Napa
  • Where to Buy Christmas Trees in the Napa Valley

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