Charlotte was allowed to stay up extra late (3 hours after her normal bedtime!) just for this special event and having her there made it so much more fun.
I think Charlotte's favorite part of the parade were the floats playing loud music that she could dance too. Many a float rider got a kick out of watching her shake and bounce to their music.
We were also right on the lake and had a front seat for the fireworks show that begins the night's festivities.
Mary was dressed in her Christmas warmest and didn't seem to mind the fireworks noise at all, even though we were so close.
Many of the parade participants seemed to enjoy seeing Mary watch the parade. I even had a special moment with a woman portraying Mary, the mother of Jesus, as she rode past on her float carrying her own baby. It is hard to describe, but I had a Mommy Moment with her in which we immediately bonded over the babies in our laps.
And what parade post would be complete without photos of some of our favorite participants?!
(Click on this one to read the front windshield!)
(This is the woman I had my "moment" with!)
Have you been to your town's Christmas parade yet? What was your favorite part?