Every year we have the Parade of Lights here in Great Falls, and every year, rain or shine, we attend.
The tree this year is beautiful. It’s not crooked or too brittle — It’s full and just right. It lit perfectly when Santa showed up.
I just happened to catch the tail-end of the countdown to the tree lighting in the video below:
This year wasn’t so bad as far as temps were concerned. 34 degrees with a slight breeze.
Last year it was much cooler and it seemed there were less people.
This year it was a bit of a struggle finding a place to park within easy walking distance, and it seemed there were a lot more people. I’ll venture to guess that there were more parade entries as well.
We weren’t able to stand on the front steps of the Civic Center this year like we were able to last year. I guess the construction that’s going on has moved to the front of the building now and they had the steps fenced off, thus not allowing for a better vantage point. All in all, the parade was fun, as it always is, and it seemed that everyone was having a great time.
Next week we’ll be having the Christmas Stroll — We attend that one every year too … should be fun.