Yup…we end our Christmas Holiday Parade with Santa. Not some fat lady singing an operetta. AND in 2 short weeks he’ll be cruising the streets of “M” town with escorts rolling code up and down every street and cul de sac in town. It’s Merry Christmas in my ‘hood.
Its been going on for as long as my kids were little and I have lived in Monrovia. Its a great little tradition where MPD and MFD escort Santa and his carolers through the streets of town hitting EVERY neighborhood during the course of 4 nights the week before Christmas. The Holidays wouldn’t be the same without this wonderful tradition, especially for those with little ones afoot still.
What sort of traditions exist in your pocket of L.A? Share them in the comments with links to any video or pics you have.
With nothing to do and two small children, we decided to give them their first ride on the Metro today. It was also my husband’s first time, which made it even more special. We boarded the Gold Line in Chinatown and wound up at Hollywood & Highland to take pictures of the tourists.
Waiting for the Gold Line from Union Station, I heard sounds of shock through the crowd. It was Santa Claus!
Needless to say, they were both thrilled beyond imagination. Santa asked them if they liked the gifts he got them. They both showed him their new watches. My daughter asked him why he didn’t eat the gingerbread house and he said it was because it was too pretty. Great response as earlier in the day she said it he didn’t eat it because it was ugly.
Thank you, Mr. Claus for capping a perfect day for my kids.