For some, Christmas season starts the minute they put their fork down after stuffing themselves with turkey on Thanksgiving and they race to stand in line for the midnight opening of their favorite big box store.
For me, Christmas really does not begin until Sunday night where our town has their annual Festival of Lights Parade
The Shoes came with us...this is little Shoe's first parade..
isn't that shark hat a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e?
There were motorcylces pulling trailers topped with snowmen
Choo Choo trains festooned with lights galore...
And more trains..
There were high school bands, and fairy tale characters, and dancers, and butterflies,
all lit up with colorful lights.
The most important float of all was Santa and his eight reindeer
The 2011 season is official now.