Last night was one of our favorite events in Athens, the Downtown Athens Christmas Parade! We almost were not going to go, but I am glad we did. It was a little chilly, but we braved the cold weather. I remember when Raoul first moved here, it was super cold outside for the parade. We got to the parade after a late dinner, but we saw all the floats in their full glory! Here are some of my pictures. They are all taken from my iPhone cos we did not have our real cameras.
Habitat for Humanity's float in the Christmas parade had so many lights and looked quite gingerbready!
This is someone from Bike Athens. Check out the tree on their bike!
Nothing says Christmas more than some Star Wars characters! Now there is a Christmas album to remember! I love "Life Day."
This cat is the BEST costume ever cos it is for Athens Humane Society! That is where I got my little kitty, Nilla!
Canopy Studio, the local trapeze and aerial dance school, had fire twirlers, hula hoopers, and roller skaters, not to mention a trapeze on their float!
I saw so many of my friends from Canopy on the float! They all started to say "Merry Christmas, Missy!" when they saw me and we waved and hugged! I even saw my teacher Chris roll by on his skates, but he did see me in the crowd. He zipped over on his skates and gave me a hug. It was so sweet.
And everyone looked so MERRY!
Raoul's favorite are the marching bands. He was in marching band when he was in high school.
And Santa was the last parade float, as usual! He did a countdown...
And the downtown Christmas tree was lit up! It is such a pretty tree. I really love seeing it downtown with all the twinkle lights.