I’ve really been pushing for people to attend all the Holiday events around town, especially this year after having so many of them cancelled previously.  The annual parade for Midland, Texas is coming up this Saturday and I’m hoping everyone turns out.  This Saturday in downtown Midland the All-American Christmas Parade, themed in red, white and blue in support of our first responders will begin on Colorado Street near the downtown Midland Library.  The lighted parade will begin on Colorado St, turn right down Tennessee Ave, make another right on Weatherford and end on Wall Street right next to the parking lot down from the Wall Street Bar and Grill is located. The new route this year seems to make for better places to park and watch the parade.  The parade’s hub is Centennial Plaza where there will be food trucks, hot chocolate and picture opportunities with The Grinch and the man in the red suit himself, SANTA!  Weather for this week has been relatively mild but unfortunately Saturday will be one of the only days that temperatures will dip below 60 degrees.  On Saturday around 6:30, which is the time the parade is set to start, the forecast is for temperatures around 51 so make sure you dress warm and bundle the kiddos up as well.

Since I’ve been pushing for everyone to go I figured I would include a map and a list of everything to bring to make sure you have the best experience.

First of all obviously you want to grab all your camp chairs, you know the ones…..

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Screenshot of foldable chair
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You can get these super cheap right now at Academy.

Then your gonna wanna bring a blanket for everyone.

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Screenshot of blanket
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These and similar ones are on sale for $5 at Walmart.

Make sure everyone dresses warm, I'm talking hat, scarf, mittens, the whole 9!

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Screenshot of scarf set
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And let's not forget refreshments! I suggest you bring a good thermos with hot chocolate or coffee but don't drink too much cause there's plenty of the good stuff getting served up after the parade as well.

Last but not least don't forget to take LOTS of pictures!