I bet you didn't know that New York City isn't the only place with a Macy's parade!
Portland has a Macy's holiday parade the day after Thanksgiving.
When Macy's bought out a beloved Oregon department store that had sponsored the parade for years, Macy's agreed to keep the parade going.
It's not as grand as the one in New York, of course, but we still love it.
When the kids and grandkids are with us for Thanksgiving, it's our tradition to get up early the next day and head downtown for the parade, rain or shine!
Today it was rainy, but we still had a great day, and plenty of reasons to rejoice.
I love it, that in spite of the fact that Santa was the star of the show, and the parade was called a "holiday parade" not a "Christmas parade", the true meaning of Christmas gets in via the songs.
Today songs such as Oh Come All Ye Faithful and The Hallelujah Chorus were a part of the celebration.
'Tis the season and Jesus is the Reason and you just can't hide it!