Despite some chilly temperatures, hundreds of people lined the streets of downtown Tuscaloosa on Thursday night to watch the 41st annual West Alabama Christmas parade. This year's event was one of the largest in the parade's history, with 156 entries. Among the 35 judged entries, the Coaling Volunteer Fire Department was named best overall, Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church and the Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy were named best in the float category, the Holt Ironettes were named best marching group and the best decorated vehicles were from the Northport Housing Authority and Little Miss Tuscaloosa and Little Miss West Alabama. The theme of the parade was "Home for the Holidays." Traditionally held on the first Monday in December, this year's parade was delayed because of rainy weather on Monday. For those who couldn't attend, WVUA 23 will televise a taped version of the parade at 7 p.m. Friday along with two showings on Saturday: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.