In our town, we have two “community” Christmas light displays. One is a really lame one in a park in the center of downtown. It’s the best the city can do on a limited budget.
The other is a display at a nearby family owned amusement park. I haven’t seen it, but from what I’ve read, it sounds pretty cool. Plus the rides are open. What says Christmas more than screaming your head off in the dark of night on a roller coaster.
What? I’ll tell you what. The community selling the naming rights to their Christmas Parade.
•In Virginia Beach, McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach Presented by Verizon Wireless features about 250 animated light displays, including a surfing Santa. The companies, along with other sponsors, finance the attraction.
•In Sioux Falls, S.D, the annual Sioux Falls Parade of Lights this year became the Avera Parade of Lights. The sponsorship by the local health care system enabled organizers to add a 60-foot Christmas tree.
•In Oklahoma City, the Sonic Segway Santa is a big part of the Downtown in December festival. Santa rides a Segway through downtown to promote green transportation and Sonic drive-in food.
King of Christmas
with Hollie, Berri, Sparkle, and Twinkle
- Be sure to be there when the Budweiser’s World Famous Beer Wagon arrives pulled by giant horses that leave giant presents for the street cleaners.
- Hollie, Berri, Sparkle and Twinkle will be dancing around the Yule Pole to the sounds of Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.
- Santa will arrive driving NASCAR’S #1225 at speeds up to 150 mph. Wave quickly kids!
- Free DVD’s of the famous Budweiser Clydesdale’s Christmas commercial will be given away so you can plug them in your DVD player Christmas morning. While the kiddles are opening gifts, Mom and Dad can crack open another Bud.
Don’t forget the true Spirits of Christmas… brought to you by Budweiser, the King of Beers.