Last night was the Dickens of a Christmas parade downtown. As opposed to past years where E marched with his Boy Scout troop and we watched, Morrigan and I went with the troop and threw candy to the spectators. Let me tell you, this is the way to go.
We gathered at the church for pizza beforehand. Then we watched the first 37 floats go by until it was our slot. The church is very close to the official starting point of the parade, so we were able to stay there and then join in rather than queuing up forever.
Then we walked the mile or so of the parade route and we were done. No fighting crowds or battling to stay warm. It was merry indeed!