Northeast L.A. Holiday Parade goers still dazzled despite drizzle

Burbank Middle School band swathed in plastic against the elements. Photos by Martha Benedict

Santa might have been a bit damp this afternoon as the 68th Annual Northeast L.A Holiday Parade made its way down Figueroa Street under drizzly skies. But despite the cool and wet weather,  spectators, many sheltered under umbrellas and rain gear, still turned out to cheer on the procession of  parade entries, which included everything from classic cars to horses and drill teams to marching bands. Martha Benedict, who snapped these photos, said a downpour hit the area about an hour before the parade was to begin:

All the drill team kids were outside practicing and they had to come into the Highland Park Rec Center to take shelter. Some of them were drenched. But it let up in a little while and during the parade there was only occasional light drizzle. I can say with certainty that it did not rain on our parade. Some of the kids were swathed in plastic just in case.

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Academia Avance Public Charter School had a bus with Santa skiing on top of it. Photo by Martha Benedict

Drizzly weather did not dampen the spirits of spectators. Photo by Martha Benedict

No one is too young for parading. Photo by Martha Benedict

Umbrellas come in handy when you are riding in a convertible on a drizzly day. Photo by Martha Benedict

One comment

  1. the rain didn’t stop us from going to the parade and I am happy we made it. The cheerleaders kept cheering with a smile on their rain socked face, the band members kept playing as well as any marching band could and the sports teams keep on showing off! great work for a bunch of kids, some as young as early elementary school.

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