West Bend, WI – Chilly temps and some winter white and neighbors dressed in knit hats, boots and blankets lined the street for the annual West Bend Christmas Parade. (note of correction – NOT the 5th annual as said in the video – as WB Parade is one of the oldest in Wis.)
There were 66 entries including floats, bands, decorated vehicles and the entry from West Bend Children’s Theater really stood out. It was worthy of a Macy’s Parade as the Children’s Theater promoted its upcoming play, Seussical
The live broadcast was viewed around the world. Below are some of the comments from social media:
Viewed from Sunnybank. Queensland ,Australia … love the hometown Christmas 🎄 parade! Have a blessed Christmas and glorious New Year!
Jacalyn (Hansen) Sullivan 💁♀️
Elaine Bartol4:47 Watching your parade from Elfrida, Arizona! Hi to my families in Wisconsin!
Terry A. Becker40:56 Greetings from the Blue Ridge Judy, thanks for bringing us home once again for Christmas!
Susan Kist – Thanks so much for broadcasting the Christmas Parade as I really wasn’t able to be outside watching it this year. Because of you I didn’t need to miss the 2019 parade. The West Bend Christmas Parade has been a part of my life since the 1950’s when I marched in it as a member of the Grafton High School Band. Many years I marched with my kids. Sometime it was with 4-H, other years with a church float. Other years I just watched it live.
Renee Newton Reese13:08 Greetings from Kent, Ohio
Hat tip to BOSS Realty for allowing us to broadcast from its balcony overlooking Main Street.
This year’s live broadcast will be brought to you by Slesar Glass, 115 N. Sixth Avenue, So Fly Fashion, 125 S. Main Street, West Bend, and Alpha Dog Audio