Many small Southern towns kick off the month of December with a Christmas Parade. It could be on a bright Saturday morning, or it could be on a Thursday evening so the lighted town decorations can be seen. Either way, there are certain things you’ll almost always see.
1. Leading the parade, usually on the back of a convertible, will be the Grand Marshall. Sometimes, it will be the Mayor or a local celebrity, like the news anchor from Channel 5. A few towns are lucky enough to have famous people who come home for Christmas and are glad to do the honors of smiling, waving, and tossing candy canes to the kids. It could be anyone from a NFL player to a NASA astronaut.