Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Parade!


Saturday was our town's Christmas parade.

Man, I LOVE this parade!

I go every year and hoot for the participants.  



This is the band that formed since the band programs were taken out of the individual schools.

I cheered extra loud for them.  Go Band Kids!



It was a gorgeous day here in southern California.  There were lots of sundresses and shorts.



This is a breed of horse developed in our city in 1911.  There are only 20 such white horses.  




Big balloons have made it into the parade line-up in recent years.  This reindeer was having some problems, but there were plenty of people around to help get him back up.




I thought this parade participant captured the spirit of the event quite nicely!


Do I really have to wait another year before the parade comes around again?

Ah Shucks!  Counting down the days....



19 comments:

Shelly said...

I love a good Christmas Parade. Ours is a lighted parade at night and stretches on for a few miles.

What breed of horse is that? I've got an interest in horses~

Madi and Mom said...

What a great day for a parade too!
The white horses are so majestic.
BB you don't have to wait a year you can replay the parade in your mind's eye.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looks like fun! No band program in the schools? That's just wrong.

Leah J. Utas said...

Looks like everyone was enjoying themselves.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Gotta love a good parade!! Woot!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Leanne said...

Awe . . . Loving the photos, dear. That is sure to bring you into the holiday spirit!!

Pat said...

Looks like a great parade! That elf was just beautiful! What a great smile!

Is this the Pleasant Valley that the Monkees sang about in "Pleasant Valley Sunday"? Just curious.

jenny_o said...

I can hardly imagine a Christmas parade without a warm hat, mittens, and drippy nose :) (I live in Canada, eh)

Great pictures!

Alison said...

The Beach Boys were right on about those California girls!

So, I want to know more about those white horses! What are they called? Why are there only twenty? Maybe they should start their own band, too.

Mamma has spoken said...

Ah the only thing missing was the fake snow ;o)

Ms. A said...

That's what makes taking photos so great, you can relive the memories, over and over!

Hilary said...

What a fun time. Maybe next year there will be a Bossy Betty float!

Daisy said...

Oh what fun! Shorts and sundresses seem out of place for a Christmas parade compared to the mittens, hats, and winter coats that would be worn here this time of year. Great pictures!

Brian said...

That sure looks like a whole lotta fun!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Sad about the bands being taken out of schools. Good for the kids that they got the band back together.
Our holiday parades are usually cold and wet, often canceled due to weather. Yours look like fun.

Lin said...

Yea, Band kids!!!!

It's weird for me to see a Christmas parade where it's warm. Here, the elves have to bundle up BIG TIME!

Domestic Bella said...

I read about your lovely sundress filled parade just after driving to work in 10 degree temps and snow that hadn't been predicted by anyone. I'll take the sundresses, please!

Catherine said...

I always find small town parades have the best amount of candy thrown out to the crowds!! :)
Fun!
xo Catherine

Baby Sister said...

What a fun parade!! Makes me wish it was summer so that it was time for our parade. :)