Merced Residents Bundled up for Annual Christmas Parade

Fresno, CA The parade also included several marching bands playing holiday music. Though many wore layers to shield themselves from the cold ... many were thinking of the tropics. That's because the theme for this year's parade was surf ... sand, and Santa ... hence, the snowman wearing a hula skirt in the video above.

The city took over the parade from the chamber of commerce this year and raised a controversy by calling it the "Holiday Parade" instead of the "Christmas Parade." They eventually changed it back.

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