The 30th annual Santa Parade will go on rain or shine today, organizers said today.
Featuring floats, marching bands and youth groups, the parade kicks off its downtown route at 10 a.m. from 13th and N streets alongside Capitol Park. The route travels west on N Street to Ninth Street, north on Ninth to L, and west on L Street to Fourth Street. The event has been canceled only once for bad weather.
"Wind is the only reason we would cancel," said parade organizer Laurie Hensley. The highlight of the parade is a special visit from Santa Claus. The announcers' stands will be at 11th and N streets and Fifth and L streets.
In past years, the parade has drawn more than 20,000 onlookers.
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