Don’t Miss This Parade

Guest Post by Cub Reporter
Daniel, Age 11

Lining the streets with blankets, chairs, and hot cocoa—eager people waited for the parade to start. Folks of every color, shape, and age came on December 3rd to experience the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade.

Unlike other parades, there are no motors allowed. This is an equine-powered parade: horses of many breeds, sweet-faced mules, charming miniature horses, hearty ponies, and fuzzy-eared donkeys.

d-l-christmasparademulesInstead of floats spectators “oooh” and “ahhh” over a variety of beautiful wagons and carriages decorated with holiday cheer.

My particular favorites are the many grand Clydesdales because they’re majestic and kind in their harnesses.

Many groups and individuals bring their animals and equipment from surrounding states to help kick off the Christmas season here in Kansas.

Travel Tips:d-l-miniaturehorse-lk
The parade is free to the public; it lasts about an hour on Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas. It is held annually the first Saturday in December.

Parking is difficult so come an hour early and bring change for the meters.

Check this site to enjoy some of their photos and inspiration:

To participate next year, bookmark this site. Click on the application tab near the bottom for the entry form and guidelines.


Thank you, Daniel. Great job! I hope you get extra credit in school for your report.

What are your favorite Christmas parades? Share about yours in the comments section below.

Until next time…Travel Light,
© 2016 SuZan Klassen

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