The 31st Cheyenne Christmas Parade kicks off Saturday

Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 10:30 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - This is the time of year where we gather with loved ones as the holiday season approaches, and what better way to kick off the season, than with a parade.

This saturday marks the 31st annual Cheyenne Christmas Parade.

Families and children are everywhere, anticipating the arrival of Santa and the start of the parade, even though the pandemic kept folks and families from a seeing each other more often last Christmas.

This year everyone came out to celebrate the season and the opportunity to just be together again.

”Family is always very important to me . and if you can get together with your family, for any occasion whatever it is a parade you know a dinner, just do it,” said Donna Kushner, Visiting family from Ohio.

Kids and strollers lined the street curbs waiting to see Santa and their favorite characters.

“Oh Olaf!!” said Faith, a 4-year-old spectator with family. “The dancing cows,” said Asher, another 4-year-old spectator with family

Folks gathered in our small town to celebrate the spirit of the season .

”Cheyenne is such a great town, i came from a great big city in the south, and to be in this small town and see the community know the people. We went shopping today, and it probably took us three times as long as it should have because we ran into some many people that we knew,” said Mike McGowan, from the Board of Directors, Cheyenne Little Theater Players.

That time of year where we turn and focus to others and loved ones in this season of giving.

“Close to christmas we stop collecting scrap metal and we collect toys for families in need,” said Enioma Haynes, Ruben’s Metals.

”I’m just glad i got to spend one last christmas parade with my family before i move out of state. So this was a very special day for me, " said Brigid, resident.

And we cant forget Santa.

”Every Saturday you can come here and see my North-West pole here in the downtown. You can so you can come check my horses that are in the stables, you could write a letter to me and it gets carried by horse back to the U.S. postal service and we look forward to seeing ya,” said Santa.

This time of year brings people close to share the warmth of generosity, togetherness and the spirit of the season.

Over 125 floats were at the parade this year.

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