One of the Best Parts of a Small-Town Christmas
Our town has a Christmas parade every year. We walk down to the main street with our blankets and chairs, while the kids eagerly anticipate the next float or band to pass by. We nearly froze our fannies off at our town’s Christmas parade Sunday, but now we all feel like Christmas is officially on its way. This event is the official kick-off to the season.
The boys especially love to gather candy thrown from the floats–always the highlight of the parade. Since we have been studying pioneer times, the boys especially liked the “real” covered wagon. And the Santa hat VW won our award for the most unique float. We have an unofficial contest each year, and we pick our favorites for categories like most colorful, most unique, loudest, best candy, most Christmasy, fanciest, etc.
The parade is a great way to connect with our community as many people turn out to watch it, share hot chocolate, and catch up with old friends. The celebratory atmosphere puts everyone in the Christmas spirit, and it brings smiles and laughter. This is one event that makes small-town living such a special thing. If your community doesn’t have a parade, check the internet for one nearby!