33rd Annual Festival of Lights Parade

Posted on November 10, 2010 by  
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It’s that special time of year, again.  Since 1977, the Festival of Lights Parade has brought “A Child’s Holiday Fantasy” to life for the entire Los Altos community. Originally a small gathering of a few costumed storybook characters and a jolly Santa Claus, the parade has grown over the years to a dazzling display of lighted floats, local High School marching bands, and glowing costumed characters – although Santa with his sleigh and reindeer remains the star of the show!

Today, over 20,000 people of all ages gather the first Sunday after Thanksgiving to watch the Parade, one of the most popular Los Altos events of the year. It is a wonderful tradition for Los Altos.

Carol & I have have not missed a parade yet.  Even before we had kids, we enjoyed the parade as a symbolic slice of Americana.  Since then, both of our children have had a chance to be in the parade … one on a Fire Truck, and the other in a matching band.  In both 2004 & 2009, we were lucky enough to ride in the parade as a family.  This year, we are once again cheering all of the participants. It has been wonderful to have watched the parade for so many years, and to now share those memories with our clients and their familes.

Please note that, just like last year, the parade is set to begin at 6:00pm on Sunday, November 28. So, mark your calendars.  It is both a wonderful community tradition, and a great way to start the Holiday Season.  We hope to see you at there!

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