Thursday, December 4, 2008

Getting ready for the holidays. . .

Seal Beach has a tradition - the Christmas Holiday Parade. It falls on the first Friday in December every year. In its 28th year, this event goes 3 blocks (from Ocean to Pacific Coast Highway on Main Street) and takes two and a half hours. There are nearly 100 entries from all over California which come to be part of our small town parade. Last year was my first year and I had NO idea what it was all about. It is the best of small town with the joy of the holiday season. It is also an amazing period to connect with customers for Main Street merchants. The poster for the Tree Lighting was designed by Simone M. and is fantastic! She also did the Christmas Parade and this header for the OC Weekly to "Shop and Dine Main Street". I would invite all of you to come down to Seal Beach and celebrate the season! The City, the Chamber of Commerce and the local Lions Club all get together to produce this amazing event. Major kudos to Jim K. and Scott N. who have made this event happen - also, special thanks to Erik D-G for representing the Chamber so well with all of his support.

Lights are all strung on Main Street and I am beginning to play all that holiday / Christmas music. I have made a decision this year - no gifts except to children. No over consumption in my family! How about yours?

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