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Boise Holiday Parade

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Has Boise gotten a little too big-city for ya? Do you long for the ice cream counter, drive-in movie, Sunday-dinner days of yesteryear? Well, nothing satisfies that small-town nostalgia craving like a little parade action.

On Saturday, Nov. 27, you can join your fellow floatlovers at the Boise Holiday Parade for a morning full of old-time quaintness. There will be plenty of slow-moving, hand-waving things to gawk at, including bagpipers, local high school marching bands, vintage cars, inflatable Christmas characters and, of course, Old St. Nick in his sleigh.

The parade starts at 9:45 a.m. at the corner of 10th and Jefferson streets and winds down Jefferson to Fourth Street, then swings a right and loops back up Bannock Street to the starting point.

And if all that isn't enough to get your big-city butt out of bed, famous astronaut and Idaho teacher Barbara Morgan will be this year's Grand Marshal.