Chapel Hill/Carrboro Christmas Parade
Really I couldn't believe that I hadn't posted about this before. DH and I go every year - we love it! This has such a hometown feel to it. And now, as parents, we feel like it is a great way to show our son his great town as well as support the spot we choose to make home.
But we can't get enough of it. There are Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts groups, dogs performing, karate groups doing kicks, folks in costumes, Trader Joe's handing out cookies, marching bands from the local high schools and middle schools, and so much more. To end it all, Santa comes in. On a National Pawn float.
You can see more of our photos of this event at our Photobucket Site here.
As parents, we might hold standards to parades such as Macy's grand parade. But we need to stop. Because honestly, my child found this absolutely delightful. He was very pleased when a blue fire truck went by, and all he wanted was a Dum Dum and to watch the bikes ride by from BikeCarrboro.com.
There is always plenty of curb space around town to view the parade each year. We generally plop ourselves down on a patch of grass near the Carrboro Farmers' Market, still open this time of year, after visiting one of the booths there to get fresh baked items (doughnuts!) and hot coffee.
So keep this little community gem in mind for next year. Pull up a piece of curb next to our family and enjoy!
The Chapel Hill/Carrboro Annual Christmas Parade
Every year in December