Harrisonburg’s Holiday Parade in Pictures

Holly Marcus -- December 3rd, 2010

On Friday night the crowd gathered around Court Square and lined Main Street, braving the cold air with cups of hot chocolate, hunting clothes and blankets. Then came the marching band, the fire trucks, the candy tossed by the hand fulls. With snow flurries in the air, Harrisonburg’s downtown holiday parade ushered in the season.

Thanks to Pennybackers for allowing us to take photos from their roof top dining area.

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13 Responses to “Harrisonburg’s Holiday Parade in Pictures”

  1. Renee says:

    Holly, your captures bring out a beauty that isn’t obvious when looking at these scenes in real life!

  2. Sarah MacDonald says:

    These are absolutely stunning, Holly – thanks for sharing them. And thanks to everyone involved with the parade! Such a great holiday tradition.

  3. Gorgeous, Holly! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing shots. This is such a feel-good event, makes me so grateful to live in the ‘burg.

  4. Frank J Witt says:

    Holly, thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures. Just when it seems the world is closing in around us and our traditions, you grab us and bring us back to a time that is pure and innocent…thank you again.

  5. Emmy says:

    Beautiful pictures!

    Jim’s Drive-In Family Restaurant takes the first place win for businesses! If you haven’t been there, it’s located in Dayton and is a fabulous place to get a burger!

  6. Melanie says:

    Wow! Stunning.

  7. Lisa says:

    yes photo #12 looking down on the parade shows how fast they made everyone move, too fast to even see who was in the parade or where the group was from.

    your photos are awesome!

    • J Herrick says:

      I was in the parade and we were running to keep up at times (and this while pulling a handcart). It wasn’t much fun for that reason so I doubt if I’ll go to all the trouble again.

      By the way, why isn’t the parade during the day on Saturday when it’s warmer?

  8. Diane says:

    Holly, the photos are absolutely beautiful! Imagine my surprise when I saw my daughter in one of them! Thanks for sharing these.

  9. Emmy says:

    Apparently the entries were told to keep moving quickly and there were even signs in the crowd to remind them.

  10. Well, the parade lasted for over an hour as it was in some pretty cold weather, so the advice to keep it moving was perfectly reasonable.

  11. Emmy says:

    I posted my comment in the wrong place. I meant to respond to the woman who said it moved too fast on the other thread.

  12. Kristen says:

    Gorgeous pictures and a VERY fun night!

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