Prescott Christmas Parade

Prescott Christmas Parade

Perfect weather accompanied yesterday’s 34th Annual Prescott Christmas Parade. We set up our folding chairs in the second row at the corner of Goodwin and Montezuma. Some 87 entries including floats, bands, vehicles, and walking groups participated with this year’s theme “All I want for Christmas ….” A commercial entry, Fry’s, answered the question with “I can get at Frys!” Patriot Disposal outfitted their truck with pseudo-reindeer hauling their truck covered by plenty of decorative material. Dance Studio participants as the first walking groups wore candy-cane striped pajamas. Prescott is dog friendly and that was evident with Scotties, greyhounds, search dogs, and adopted dogs sometimes garnering a pet along the parade route. There were lots of antique cars and, of course, a full array of fire trucks. The Prescott Rodeo Queen rode a horse. We later learned that horses aren’t usually allowed because of potential problems if there is ice. Several bands were distributed among the entries. We are always impressed by the quality and number of individuals that make up the Tucson Catalina Foothills High School contingent. Their uniforms and white feather atop their hats create a strong visual presence to augment their music. Although we found ourselves getting colder when our seats became shaded, we stayed to see Santa at the finish of the parade. Prescott lives up to its reputation as Arizona’s Christmas City.

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