IT'S beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

The streets were alight with the festivities yesterday evening as the Rockhampton Christmas Parade kicked off.

After being postponed last Thursday due to the rain, nothing could dampen the enthusiasm of locals who lined Queen Elizabeth Dr and Musgrave St to celebrate the festive season.

More than 40 floats were involved in the parade.

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The parade left the Rockhampton Cricket Grounds at 5.30pm and travelled towards Stockland Rockhampton via Musgrave St.

The parade, organised by Cancer Council Queensland and Stockland Rockhampton, also helped to raise money for cancer research and support.


Cancer Council Queensland fundraising co-ordinator Jessica O'Neill said this year they had a great line-up of floats to help celebrate the lead up to Christmas.

"Everyone who participates in the Christmas parade - whether it's by entering a float or supporting those who have - makes a vital difference in the lives of Queenslanders affected by cancer."

All profits raised will support vital work in cancer research, patient support services and prevention and early detection programs.