Christmas Parade Becomes Family Tradition for Midlanders 12/8/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
December 8, 2012
Midland - Midland kicked off the holiday season with their annual Christmas Parade.
Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Midland this evening to take part in the Annual Christmas Parade.
Families we spoke with say it's a holiday tradition their kids look forward to every year.
Cheers, music, and lights; it was some of the west Texas kids favorite part of the parade.
"When the floats get all the lights and then they show up better," parade attendee, Jasmine said.
Her brother Christian agreed.
"I like when the floats came with the bright light," he said. "Also when the motorcycles were in there."
"The one with all the dancing was my favorite," parade attendee, Andrea said about the Zumba float.
The floats decorated in bright lights, and not to mention the candy, is what keeps the families coming back every year. Making the parade part of their family's Christmas tradition.
"We bring the kids out every year to get some candy," Chris Hudson said.
"This is my 5th time. Itís my favorite part of Christmas," Jasmine said.
The street sides stayed crowded until the very end, making the 2012 Christmas Parade one to remember.
Tonight's parade ended with a community Christmas tree lighting in Centennial Plaza.