Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade
Thanksgiving has the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Christmas has the Disney Parks one. Now, some may argue that the latter is simply crass commercialism and a fake series of parades created to do nothing more than get folks to buy Disney merchandise. To that our only response would be to remind you that Macy's sponsors the Thanksgiving Day Parade, that said parade ends at the doors to Macy's for a reason, and that the goal of that parade is to open the holiday shopping season. We, of course are not so cynical and don't think in such terms - we see both events as bookending the season we love so much.