The streets were closed to traffic for several blocks, kind of felt like a Sunday, and we were able to walk in the streets and enjoy the peace and quiet. We admired the flowers and all the Green! along the way, no snow on our Christmas Eve!
The Parade hit the Square about 11am, so we wandered over to check it out.
We stood there behind a wall of folks for awhile, (which was ok, as we're taller than most and we could still see). Then, we walked a bit against the parade route on Bolívar, on the shady side of the street. The sun was out and it was a bit intense to stand or walk in. The sidewalks were jammed with folks, so it was slow-going for us to move. And, we were stopping every few steps to watch the parade, too.
We thought some of the other walkers and spectators were just as interesting as the parade. participants.
We had a great day!
You can also catch a Christmas parade around town after Christmas. There are smaller parades almost daily, up until Carnival time. So fun!