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Santa stops the rain for his Sacramento pre-Christmas parade

Sparse crowds of friends and families were tucked under the alcoves of downtown Sacramento. The kids were jumping with excitement, bouncing and bopping, waiting in anticipation. They were waiting to see the marching bands, the floats and the Big Guy. Instead, they were greeted with wind and rain.

It was finally Saturday, Dec. 1. "The Santa Parade is today," but the rain had them trapped under the awnings and in the shadows of our great city. They were hiding from a storm that was pounding the area. The wind and rain dampened the spectators, but did not dampen their spirit. Apparently nobody told the storms that Santa was making his pre-Christmas appearance in town. 

The 30th Annual Santa Parade started at 13th and N streets, then progressed westward down N Street past the Capitol. The route then made a right on 9th Street, and a left on L Street, as it ended at 4th Street.

Fortunately the rains finally subsided. This allowed the rest of the parade to dry out from the day’s fury of Mother Nature. People began peeking out from the nooks and corners. They could finally comfortably come out and get a better look at the show.

Santa must have brought the clearing with him. It stopped raining, and he made his appearance about a half hour later.

Mayor Kevin Johnson greeting the crowd.
Members of Homeward Bound bringing smiles to the crowd with their dogs.


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