Residents lined the streets of downtown Middletown Saturday to watch the annual Christmas parade. The hour-long parade featured marching bands and local fire companies. At the end of the parade is Santa riding on top of a fire truck from the Volunteer Hose Co. of Middletown. Santa, this year, is played by Middletown Town Councilman Howard R. Young Jr. It’s the first time an African American has played Santa in the parade. CHRISTOPHER KERSEY VIDEO.