Raising a Farmer

Alot of work but always room for laughter

Santa Came to Town

on December 3, 2016

When Thanksgiving morning comes, I usually get glimpses of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV between chores and cleaning the house at the last minute. When I say glimpses, I see one float. My dream is to one day attend the parade in New York City.

But, there is a parade, which isn’t as far away that I look forward to all year long and we can make it to every year. The Santa Parade in Little Falls. The Santa Parade is the day after Thanksgiving. It isn’t as glamorous as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade but it has just as much magic. Floats are lit up with Christmas lights, kicking off the season of festivities. Some years we are digging candy out of snow banks. Some years it is so cold we are bundled in blankets on top of all of our winter gear. Some years we are racing to the end of the parade route so we won’t miss it. This year, the weather was perfect and we had plenty of time to find the perfect spot to wait for the parade to start.

At the Santa Parade in Little Falls: 2014, 2015, 2016

As each parade float passed, the excitement of Santa coming would build. Everyone looks forward to Remax’s float. The warmth of the hot air balloon warms everyone up as it passes by.

Finally, after all the candy was picked up, we oh’ed and ah’ed at each and every float that passed by and waved excitedly at everyone we knew in the parade – the jolly man in a red suit himself passed by.

There is nothing more magical than the streets of Little Falls full of little kids waving and yelling in excitement, “Hi Santa!” The wonderment filling their voices at seeing Santa.

For now, I will look forward to the Santa Parade and dream about one day going to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.


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