Before the Parade Passes By

As a child nothing was more exciting on Thanksgiving morning than to rush to the television and watch the floats and balloons march through the streets of New York City. Plus, who didn't love the Broadway dance breaks? My mom would make hot chocolate and breakfast, and I'd rummage through the newspaper advertisements mapping out my Christmas list. Now that I'm an adult, I'm not sure I understand the appeal of holiday parades. That being said, maybe I'll give the one in downtown Dallas a whirl this year. At 10 a.m. Saturday, the streets will be lined with holiday enthusiasts as the Children's Health Holiday Parade winds through town. Consider my RSVP a wavering maybe. It's likely I'll hit snooze too many times to be there in time. Bleacher seating costs $27.75, which is absurd. Just head to Commerce Street early and find a spot on the street. More information at
Sat., Dec. 6, 10 a.m., 2014
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Lauren Smart
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