Christmas Parade!

Our county had it’s annual Christmas parade on Thursday night. That was a night of mixed emotions for me, but it was fun to be at the parade and it was a good distraction. Barry and I missed the tree lighting, but arrived in time to watch the parade. I am not the best photographer, but I am downright awful when it comes to nighttime photographs. Sorry if the quality of these are cringe-worthy, any tips would be much appreciated!

The parade was led by two police and sheriff vehicles, followed by a color guard and a Kiwanis Club jeep.

After the high school band marched by playing the theme song from “The Grinch,” the town’s Lady Rebecca trolley came by. Next week they will hold an event called Polar Express trolley tours in town. The Lady Rebecca trolley transports passengers while touring holiday light displays in and around town.
Next we were treated to some backfiring shenanigans of the Kazim Shine Hillbillies and their cars, trucks, and tractor.

Numerous groups were handing out candy to the kids as they passed. I received a candy cane during the parade from the manager of the local Food City.

There were some floats with some really great lights, but I really struggled with taking pictures of these. Exhibit A:

Exhibit B, live nativity scene:

Exhibit C, Northstar Church float with live music:

There were also a string of classic cars and a truck that I believe was from the local Army National Guard.

Last but not least, Santa and Mrs. Clause made their appearance on the fire truck to bring up the rear of the parade.

Overall it was a lot of fun to be at the parade and see all of the float displays and see all of the kids get so excited. I miss the magic of being a kid at Christmastime.

Does your town have a tree lighting and Christmas parade? Do you like to go?

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  1. So cool! Our town has a very similar parade, which is tonight!

  2. When the boys were little, the local volunteer fire department drove one of their firetrucks (with Santa up on top) around all of the streets! Now our community has grown so much that he only hits the high spots by going down the main roads. It’s tonight, but I won’t be taking J and D out to see him. HaHa! 🙂

    1. That sounds like so much fun for the boys! Yea, I can see why you won’t be taking them down to see Santa this year 🙂

  3. How Fun! I don’t think I have ever really see a Christmas Parade. Cool.
    Hugs! Hope you’re hanging in there. I was thinking of you all day yesterday:(

    1. They’re a lot of fun! My favorite part is the floats that do some sort of display with Christmas lights. Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts. It was really hard Wednesday night through yesterday, but I’m doing alright.

  4. That parade looks like a fun time. What a variety of floats! 🙂

    1. It was a good time and a great way to get into the holiday spirit.

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