Question: Why is the Venice holiday parade held so early in the season? --Carl J.
Answer: It's always been a tradition to hold the downtown holiday parade on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. It's a great event for making you feel warm and fuzzy, and to get you in the retail shopping mood! The downtown merchants light up their stores and the city lights up the streets, so you can't help but get into the holiday spirit. Usually, the weather is perfect--not too hot, not too cold. Everything is just right.