One tradition that is found throughout the decades in the 20th and into the 21st centuries is that of Christmas parades, many of which have carried on this traditions for 60 plus years. There will be the local high school bands playing plus a variety of floats making their way down the parade route.
Also done in hometowns was a community Christmas tree. There will be decorations put up along the streets or in the city parks. Even if you don’t have family photos of those events, check with the hometown’s local museum for any such images.
Photos: Hometown Christmas parade in 1959 with high school band, a little girl waiting to talk to Santa, and a family gathering at Christmas about 1947.
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