See some of the most spirited holiday parades around the country.
Father Christmas waves to the crowds during Harrods 26th Annual Christmas Parade in London. The parade features performers and signals the arrival of the holiday season. The parade ends with Father Christmas taking his place in the Grotto at Harrods so he can visit with children.
Performers from Everland, dressed in Santa Claus costumes, parade in Seoul to mark the start of the amusement park's Christmas festival.
Santa Claus waves from his float in the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. This year's parade featured Marie Osmond as the Grand Marshal.
The Grinch that stole Christmas at the Mayor's Annual Christmas Parade in Baltimore. The 2.5-mile parade route also features the Baltimore Marching Ravens, Harley Davidson motorcycles, marching bands, the Boumi Temple performers and floats!
The 103rd Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade features decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes. The boats travel along the harbor for 5 nights in December to welcome the holiday season. Many boats are transformed into floats with animated scenes, music and costumed performers.
Goofy decorates a gingerbread house on a float in Disneyland's "A Christmas Fantasy Parade." The parade is a tradition in the park and travels down Main Street USA to celebrate the holidays.
The Grinch balloon makes its way down Atlanta's streets as part of the Children's Christmas Parade. The parade benefits Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
For 77 years the Farmers Santa Parade has signaled the start of the holiday season in Auckland, New Zealand. It features colorful floats, marching bands, character balloons and Santa Claus.
This year's Reston Town Center Annual Holiday Parade in Virginia had a "Storybook Magic" theme. It featured floats, balloons, costume and music from stories classic to modern. Can't get anymore classic than Frosty and Santa!
Held on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, the Target Holidazzle parade features a high-tech show with colorful special effects.
Toronto's Santa Claus Parade is the longest-running children's parade and is broadcast throughout the world. It features more than 25 animated floats with a variety of themes. You can apply and pay to be one of the celebrity clowns who lead the parade. The money raised helps the "Toys for the North" program.