For people of all ages, Christmas is one of the happiest times of the year. But for busy adults, it can be hard to get in the spirit amid all the hustle and bustle of buying gifts, cooking for holiday parties, and decorating your home, all on top of your normal work schedule.
If you’re feeling like you need a little extra holiday cheer, it’s time to find a hometown Christmas parade. Throw on some mittens, grab a mug of hot cocoa, and get a group of friends and family together to go cheer for Santa!
Here are a few of America’s best Christmas parades, to get you in the spirit:
The Stars Come Out for Hollywood’s Christmas Parade
Hollywood is known as the home of movie stars, but it’s also home to one of the greatest Christmas parades the country has to offer. A Hollywood tradition since 1928, the parade takes place the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and features many celebrities as participants – this year’s Grand Marshal was Buzz Aldrin, who was joined by Stevie Wonder, Billy Ray Cyrus, LeAnn Rimes, Kenny Loggins, William Shanter, and more. During the holidays, “Tinseltown” lives up to its name! Watch a video of this year’s parade here.
A Christmas Classic in New York
There’s nothing like Christmas in New York City, from ice-skating and the Christmas tree in Rockefeller plaza to the world-famous debut of Santa Claus at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. However, locals know that the Santa Claus Lane parade in Olean, New York, is the place to be if you want to enjoy a memorable Christmas experience without fighting the crowds in Times Square. Known as the “Enchanted Mountains,” this western New York winter wonderland makes for a charming celebration!
Greensboro's Got the Spirit
It's not only big cities that offer great holiday parades. People from all over the US head to Greensboro, NC for the city’s annual Jaycees Christmas Parade. This year will mark the 63rd anniversary of the parade, which will be held this year on December 5th. Greensboro’s culture and holiday cheer draws about 90,000 to 100,000 spectators to the Christmas parade each year!
Mistic Helps You – And Everyone Else – Enjoy the Parade More
If you have ever been to a Christmas parade, you know they can draw a crowd! If you’re there with friends and family, you don’t want to slip away to have a cigarette, but you don’t want to bother the crowd with your secondhand smoke, either.
With Mistic Electronic Cigarettes, you don’t have to worry about either one of these problems. Because they produce only water vapor, Mistic e-cigs are safe for crowds, and you won’t have to step away to smoke. You also won’t have to worry about setting any Santa hats aflame with your cigarette – e-cigs use rechargeable batteries, so there’s no fire hazard!
Whether you live in frigid New Hampshire or sunny Hawaii, don’t forget to attend your local Christmas Parade to renew your Christmas spirit and rid yourself of some holiday stress. From Mistic Electronic Cigarettes, we wish you a Merry Christmas – or Mele Kalikimaka to our Hawaiian friends!
What’s your favorite local holiday parade? Let us know in the comments!
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