Bristol's Christmas Parade rings in the holiday season

For more than a century the Bristol Christmas Parade rings in the holiday season on State Street and and this year is no different.

With more than 150 floats of local businesses, organizations and non-profits we're excited to bring in the near year.

The parade brought thousands of people lining up to watch bands, dancers, and these creative floats like this one.

They lined up on Bob Morrison Blvd. and traveled towards the train tracks.

"This is another opportunity for us to get out, social responsibility, but also have a great time," says Jamie Hunnigan from Royal Building.

This is Royal Building's first time in the Bristol Christmas Parade and they wanted their float to stand out.

"Everything on the float is basically made from products that we produce in Royal Building products. So the candy, the house everything is actually formed from out warehouse," says Hunnigan.

And they're not the only one.

Most of the floats are handmade and created months in advance.

"It's just a great family affair for this great community and as you get out on State Street you'll see the thousands coming out to see it," says Beth Rhinehart, President and CEO of the Bristol Camber of Commerce.

With Mr. and Mrs. Clause wrapping up the parade to everyone's delight, all in the spirit of the holiday season.

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