Bakersfield, California 2021-12-02 23:07:00 –
For Juáref Ares, the annual Bakersfield Christmas Parade not only begins the December festival, but is also a tradition.
“This really … starts the holiday season for me and my family,” Juarez said.
The 44-year-old previously participated in the parade and then saw her daughters march in various bands.
“All the other floats are coming-I know who is participating,” she added.
Thousands of people landed in the heart of Bakersfield on Thursday, waving these floats decorated with Christmas decorations carrying law enforcement agencies, elected officials, and many other groups throughout the city. saw.
The Kern County District Attorney has declared the Grinch on parole and returned the gift he stole.
“He has been reformed and his mind has grown to three sizes,” the announcer read when Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer waved to the crowd.
Last year, the parade was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For Angelica Mora, this festival was a welcome relief after a tough year from the ongoing pandemic.
“(I) want to get rid of my heart from bad things,” Mora said. “I like things from many communities — I try to get involved as much as possible.”
Jonathan Perez’s mask was a rare sight to see in the crowd.
He is usually cautious about attending large events, but after a tough year he made exceptions for his family. He discussed coming to the parade, but said he wanted a change from their daily lives for their daughters.
“They want to see Santa,” said the 32-year-old child.
A 30-year-old parade veteran, Francis Quet bought a business (Reno’s Venue) across from the Fox Theater. She said her old business survived the pandemic, and she is grateful.
“Everyone is celebrating now and the times have changed. We are happy to be part of it,” Quet said.
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