Aberdeen’s Holiday Parade

Chestnuts roastin’ on an open fire… reindeer riding on Segways?

Yeah, that’s what I saw at Aberdeen’s Christmas Parade. Don’t believe me? Well, just take a look at the video below. I captured the whole thing on my phone and wanted to upload it so that I could spread some holiday cheer, but first, here’s a little context.

Every year Aberdeen has a huge winter festival celebrating the holiday season, and it begins with the city’s Christmas Parade. Tons of Aberdonians line Union Street in anticipation of watching the city’s Christmas lights officially switch on and begin the festivities. This lighting occurs during a spectacular parade complete with bagpipes, big butterfly wings, and, yes, men dressed as reindeer riding Segways. I attended the parade with fellow Hope student Kate, and we had an absolute blast. Take a look at the parade below!

(Also, sorry that the video qualities lower than my last two vlogs. I shot this on my phone, and it was dark out.)

 

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