The parade doesn't go on Broadway anymore and they tore down Burger Time ages ago and built a Jack-in-the-Box but the Parade lives on! For a fee (which goes to charity) truckers can outfit their trucks with lights, reindeer, Nativity Scenes, snowmen, Santa & the like, blare their horns...."Jingle Bells" sounds like this: Honk, Honk, Honk....... Honk, Honk, Honk........ Honk, Honk, Honk, Honk, Honk. Really....one tone blasting over and over and over. One van was playing Christmas Carols but I couldn't really tell what they were playing.
I "borrowed" this picture from my friend Amanda's Facebook page (thanks, Amanda!) of one of the better decorated trucks.
Most of the trucks were fire trucks or tow trucks...the parade route is one block from Liz's house so we were invited to come for the parade and dinner. It went by early so we watched first, loading the kiddies into Steve's pickup bed, Mr. Scottie Dog & I in a tandem chair and the other adults standing behind. The street was 2-3 people deep as far as you could see. One enterprising lad was selling mistletoe and hot cocoa (I'm assuming not in the same cup!).
After the parade we made it back to Liz's where she & Larissa had made sushi....yum! Sushi, a salad and I'd made a Christmas tree out of stacked sugar cookies. We all ate too much....wouldn't have been a Christmastime event I guess if we hadn't.
So goes another Christmas tradition in Eureka, CA. Does your locale have any interesting Christmas traditions/events?