Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday in My City: Santa Parade

Unknown Mami

We are traveling the world together with the Unknown Mami. I am joining you from Middletown, Ohio, just north of Cincinnati.

Well, Thanksgiving is over! Last night there was a Santa Parade downtown, welcoming the Christmas season. Of course we toted the kids down there so watch. It was longer than I expected (an hour), and a strange time for a parade- it didn't start until 5pm, and it starts getting dark around 4:30!  Here are some of the shots that turned out:

Some sort of Snow Queen.

One of several fire trucks.

Various characters. My kids liked the Gingerbread Man.

Little cutie-pie dancers. Morgan and Viv were dancing along!

This was a pretty elaborate gingerbread house, complete with Kermit, Elmo, and Cookie Monster.

Lots of the parade "floats" were large inflatables on top of cars.

Had a great time!


  1. Oh how wonderful! the pictures are simply delightful! I really miss these kinds of things..they dont have this over in the netherlands. I really love the last photo..those happy smiles put a big smile on my face. Thank you so much for shareing your wonderful city!

  2. Our Santa Claus parade is today but I'm working so I'll miss it. Christmas is not far away at all though! Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. The kids look like they enjoyed it. This is what the holidays are about - fun and spending time with little kids!

  4. Love parades always get you in the holiday mood! Great pictures your girls are so cute.

  5. Oh, I loved everything. Especially your precious little girls at the end : ) How sweet are they? What a great picture!

  6. No parade is complete without the fire trucks and VERY CUTE kids like yours! Thanks for sharing your city!

  7. I haven't been to a parade for a while. One of my daughter's was in marching band and so she was performing at each parade our town had. Winter parades are cold and summer parades, well they're hot LOL.

  8. That last picture is so cute. What a fun town! Even when we claim to be "too cool" for it when we're in middle school---we secretly love it.

  9. ohhh! can't wait to go to our christmas parades. love them, girls look so cute n cold! thanks for sharing.

  10. That closing shot is awesome! That is an odd time for a parade.


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