Beads, candy and other trinkets flew from floats Sunday, as the annual Jambalaya Festival Association’s Christmas parade rolled through the streets of Gonzales.

Marching bands, queens and dignitaries, along with firetrucks, were part of the annual tradition.

Parish President Tommy Martinez was the grand marshal.

The best of show float-decorating award went to Roland J. Robert Distributors’ entry.

In the children’s division, Boy Scout Pack 399 won first place, the Galvez Tigers football team was second, and the Galvez Middle School football team picked up third place.

St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department took first place in the civic/religious division, with Galvez-Lake Volunteer Fire Department placing second and Hopeful Triumph Baptist Youth Ministry, third.

Waguespack Insurance’s entry won in the industrial/commercial division, with Cox Communication, second, and Brighter Horizons Academy, third.

To see a video from the parade, click here.