Boise Holiday Parade 2012
It's a holiday tradition in the city of trees
A festive event that gets a lot of people in the holiday spirit.
The Boise Holiday Parade is a sign that it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
The parade is the surest sign yet, that Christmas must be just around the corner.
100 entries are in the parade this year.
“It's amazing, the Boise Holiday Parade is my favorite parade of all the season even kind of above Macy's Thanksgiving, I’m not going to lie. It's so close to home, and I watched it every year growing up as a little girl,” said Marissa Wickland, Miss Idaho, USA.
The parade has a small town look and feel, which is just how people like it.
People lined the parade route bundled up and ready.
Though it did start raining half-way through the parade, it didn't dampen people's festive spirits.
“This is my first time here and my first parade. I didn't know what to expect, but it's really fun,” said Lorena Haliti.
It's a holiday tradition in Boise that fans say is one of the best.
But while the parade focuses on fun and festivities, many of these groups also try to help out non profits in our community.
Like the 75th Anniversary Idaho Potato float promoting meals on wheels.
“We travelled around the country this year, and we travelled to 36 states in 7 months bringing awareness to meals on wheels and what a wonderful program it is,” said Laura Martin.
That certainly does bring new meaning to the term Famous Idaho potatoes.