Once Upon an After Christmastime

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade — 2016

I don’t get around to seeing it this year until after Christmas: Thursday afternoon, 30 December.

Characters come at you.

Character Assortment

Minnie and Mickey

They are ready for their closeup.

M & M closeup

Brassy and sassy.

brass act

Anna and Elsa, the Frozen Sisters, continue to be ubiquitous.

Anna and Elsa

Olaf doesn’t stray far from his mobile home.


Smile and wave back. He has an axe.


Ms Von Schweetz reminds us: What’s good for Gingerbread Autos is good for America.


Let’s all give Wreck-It Ralph a big hand. Wait–never mind.

Wreck-It Ralph

Oh, it’s a yum-yummy world made for sweethearts
Take a walk with your favorite girl
It’s a sugar date, what if spring is late
In winter it’s a marshmallow world

Our favorite girl is, of course, Clarabelle.


You could get lost in her nostrils.

Clarabelle's nostrils

Snow White and her Prince stay in the shade.

How Snow White stays that way

Cindy and her Prince always travel coach. Charming couple.

Mr and Mrs Charming

La Belle et sa Bête.

Not Ugly with Not Human

She’s found her whadd’ya call ‘em? Oh, feet — and has joined Eric on this flotation device.

Eric and Ariel

She lets down her hair and he wishes us Happy Holidays.

Flynn and Rapunzel

Jessie reaches out to us and Bullseye keeps hoofing it.


The only way you’ve ever known a Christmas parade to end…

Santa Claus, of course

That moustache sleighs me.

baffling baffi

In between floats there’s plenty of choreography. And by the time they get to Main Street Square, these folks have been at it for like 20 minutes!

What it was:

Once Upon a Christmastime

…and in case you’d like to see what all paraded past the railroad station twenty years ago…


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