Performance Therapy’s float was named the overall winner of the Philadelphia Christmas Parade held Monday night. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Buddy the Elf, Frosty the Snowman, and even the Grinch himself all made appearances on the float.
Performance Therapy’s float was named the overall winner of the Philadelphia Christmas Parade held Monday night. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Buddy the Elf, Frosty the Snowman, and even the Grinch himself all made appearances on the float.
Performance Therapy, using the theme of The Grinch That Stole Christmas, was the overall winner of the Philadelphia Christmas Parade Monday night.

The float setting is Performance Therapy’s “North Pole location.” The elves and other Christmas characters work there as therapists and other helpful staff. And, it seems that the Grinch has injured his leg and needs therapy.

Now the Grinch is not the nicest fellow in the North Pole, but the staff at Performance Therapy couldn’t let him go untreated. He was shown riding an exercise bike as he recovers from his injuries.

The staff at the Philadelphia Performance Therapy worked on the float for about a month and it paid off by winning the Mayor’s Best Overall.

“The downtown was packed with people,” said Tim Moore of the Chamber/Mainstreet division of the Community Development Partnership. “I would say at least 5,000 people turned out. The downtown restaurants stayed open and people stayed. It was a good night for business.”

There were more than 100 entries.



Neshoba General Hospital-Nursing Home won first in the Commercial Division. The Citizens Bank came in second and the MBCI Maintenance/Housing came in third.

Spirit of Life won the Religious Division. Amazing Grace Apostolic Church came in second while Northside Pentecostal Church placed third.

The Boy Scouts Pack 25 and Troop 87 won the Youth Division. Neshoba Central FFA came in second while the Girls Scouts of Mississippi placed third.

Pearl River Elementary School won the Civic Division. Standing Pine Elementary came in second while the Department of Early Childhood Education place third.

Kademi received the Mayor’s Best Award for the decorated window. Steve’s On The Square was voted Most Creative.