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Like clockwork, every December on the first week, thousands across the Triad bring in the holidays with annual parades.

Saturday, the City of Graham, Greensboro and Winston-Salem held their annual Christmas parades.

"I like to see all the kids coming out dancing and marching.  It is really cute,” said Zamaria Oakley.  "I went to Mebane’s parade today, so let's try Graham today."

This is not her first year going to the Graham Christmas Parade, but this year's parade is a bit different.

"I’d figured I would come out since the loss of my grandmother, make me feel a little better,” she mentioned.

Many lined the streets to catch a glimpse of Santa Clause and to possibly start new holiday traditions.

"Mrs. Biccolo came up today and she didn't have a chair to sit in so, I offered it to her and after that we started to see all the connections we actually have. Now we'll probably end up meeting here every year and coming to the parade together,” said crystal bass, who attended the Graham parade.

"We come every year and we just love to see it and see everybody and she likes the candy,” said Cora Outling as she sat next to her daughter at the Greensboro parade.