I’m not done yet posting about Christmas Opening in Buena Vista, Colorado, USA….it’s just that special! We are fortunate enough to have not one but 2 parades go through town on this day (the first Saturday of December each year). I have heard several locals pose the question “why two parades?” Well, there is a very good explanation. The first, The Equine Parade, delivers Santa in town for all the young boys and girls. He invites all the local children to bring their wish list and sit on his lap. Photos are usually included too. Once he has visited with all the little children, The Parade of Lights ferries him to the Community Tree where he lights the tree before moving on to the next town awaiting his presence.