It’s 75 degrees and the sun is shining, the wind is blowing a gentle breeze and the doors are open. But Christmas is still in the air! Christmas lights and decorations are popping up on our street and those around us. Last night we attended a Christmas light parade, complete with bands, floats, Mexican dancers and lowrider cars. It was really fun to sit outdoors and watch in December, not shivering (although we were covered in a blanket at 50 degrees).
This year’s theme was the 1980s and we saw lots of Rubik’s cubes, big hair, even a giant can of Aqua Net hairspray! The MTv logo showed up several times, including this one in a group of skaters.
This pickup had clean lines and multicolored lights, nothing excessive but really sweet.
There are a number of schools in the Yuma area and they were well represented by bands, all lighted in different ways. One group even had spiraling lights inside the tuba bells. The problem with those, though, was that it was dark outside and by the time the camera finally took it all in, it was blurred. So we chose one with just the band members themselves wearing lights.
One very large bicycle club included this one, which looked just like a jet ski, right down to the rooster tail behind.
Even the horses got in the act, lighted from mane to tail. These were complete with their own pooper scoopers, two guys with a shovel and a garden cart, although they weren’t lighted.
It’s truly amazing how many lights can be placed on one large vehicle. Or in this case, two smaller ones.
That’s the Grinch hanging onto the back of a trash truck. We saw him several times during the evening.
One of our favorites and one for Pastor Clint Augustyn, Desert Grace Nazarene Church.
Every Christmas parade has to have Santa, even a lighted parade. Merry Christmas to all!