Los Gatos Christmas Street Parade

We braved the weather and checked out the Los Gatos Christmas Parade today.  By braving the weather, we took a coat and a brolly (there were sprinkles in the air as we left) just in case.

The parade was tremendous – there were more than 150 floats / groups that were involved in the parade, which took place right through the main streets in the town from 11am.  It was a real spectacle to watch with some really impressive setups built up by the locals – from the fire engine and police car from 50+ years ago, to the school bus (again from 50+ years ago) carrying the pensioners, to the groups of children walking and riding their scooters from Elliot’s school.  It really made us feel like our local towns back in the UK just don’t get into this sort of thing, and it is a real shame – having now experienced it here

The oldies bus…


We wondered what on earth this was….

and then found out when it drew alongside….

Check this out…. cool piece of work

And then finally, we saw Pepsi dog in his Santa outfit 🙂

There was a whole load more, but we didn’t get the camera out until much of it had passed us by, and while we have some video footage, I suspect that it is highly suspect 🙁

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