Friends: It’s me, BinG!
It has been far too long since I last wrote to you, and I must apologize. Things have been mighty crazy over here at Holiday Extravaganza headquarters as we get ready for our biggest, grandest, most exciting parade EVER.
Holiday Extravaganza is always a big, grand and exciting event, but this year is going to blow the socks off of any previous event because this year, Holiday Extravaganza turns 40.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, HOW are we going to make this year so grand in comparison to each year that comes before? Some have even said that Holiday Extravaganza is already the most exciting annual event they attend and that there is no way it could get any bigger or better.
Everything you know and love about Holiday Extravaganza will stay the same. We will continue to begin the day with the WinterFUN festival. Attendees can expect mini donuts, hot chocolate, horse drawn carriage rides, petting zoos, coloring contests, their favorite characters for meet and greet and the annual ice carving contest.
Students from our four collaborating communities of Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Waterford and White Lake will be awarded our esteemed Fran Anderson Making A Difference scholarship and be honored as junior grand marshals of the parade.
The parade itself will still include floats from our friends at the Detroit Parade Company and we’ll see local attendees too from marching bands to dance teams. It will be the same event you won’t want to miss, but we’ll also be adding bonus surprises. While the surprises have to remain a secret until a little later this season, I can share one with you now.
LuLu and I have been Holiday Extravaganza’s helpers for quite some time spreading pre-parade magic throughout Downtown Pontiac and ensuring that each person who shows up is filled with holiday spirit. Knowing that this year the beloved event turns 40, we called in reinforcements to not double or triple the magic in the city, but quadruple it!
LuLu and I invited our friends and brought our dog Skittles to join in the magic distribution. Be on the lookout to learn more about Holiday Extravaganza’s 40th year! We’ll be posting a new blog each week.
Fondly, BinG <3