American Thanksgiving, no matter where you are in the world, will always be a morning to watch the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It is a spectacular production that has withstood the test of time.
In 1983, I was fortunate enough to have marched in the parade as a member of the Queen’s University at Kingston – Queen’s Bands. The photo atop was our pipe band contingent. Oh my gosh my feet were sore after marching around Manhattan with that bass drum strapped on.
Whether participating in or spectating at, a community parade is just simply one of the events of the holiday season and Christmas festivities that leaves us feeling awesome. Although not one of Neil Pasricha’s references in his “The Book of (Holiday) Awesome”, I did want to refer to the joy that a parade brings to the community. It is certainly a cultural event – lining up along the street, hand warmers engaged, hot chocolate in hand, lawn chairs in place.
Thanks to Retro Festive Pop Culture Christmas Store and the work of @RetroFestive and Damien Nelson, I have included a list of LINKS to Santa Claus parades in provinces across Canada this holiday season. Here’s hoping that you and your family have an opportunity to take in the festivities and appreciate the fine work undertaken by parade volunteers and supporters coast to coast to coast. Enjoy !