The day after Thanksgiving, everyone in Seattle heads downtown to observe colourful floats, marching bands, drill teams, and all kinds of holiday fun. After the parade, the Christmas season has officially started in downtown Seattle.
The parade starts at 9 a.m. at 7th Avenue and Pine St, it then moves toward 5th Avenue, 4th Avenue, and finishes at Westlake Center. It features inflatable floats, but not as huge as at the NYC parade. Snow globes filled with people, giant cupcakes and Santa's sleigh are common holiday-themed floats. Also, there are marching bands, athletes, cheerleaders, vintage cars, and drill teams. After the parade, kids go to the annual Santaland to take pictures with Santa. The Thanksgiving Parade is a Seattle holiday tradition that has existed for more than 50 years!