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Macon celebrates season with 53rd annual Christmas parade
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Rain or shine, the show must go on.

And so the Macon Christmas parade took center stage on Cherry Street Sunday afternoon for the 53rd time.

"If it was raining, I'd be in a tree with an umbrella," 19-year-old Shantae Brown said. "I've been doing this all my life. What's the point of missing it now?"

From dance teams to motorcyles to Santa himself, parade-goers say there's something here for everyone, and it keeps them coming back every year.

"My wife comes to see Ben Jones," John Cahill jokes. "I come to see Suzanne Lawler.

For some, the decades-old tradition is something they aren't willing to miss.

"To tell you how much of an effort we made, we left Florida at 8:30 this morning, it was 70 degrees and bright sunshine, and we drove all the way up here just to come to this parade today," Cahill said.

From long-time parade-goers to the little ones, there's a wide range of ages that come to the Macon parade.

Those who attended say that's because the parade is a family tradition.

Brown says she's been to the parade every year since she was born.

"My mother brings me and all my siblings - there's 10 of us - so she's been bringing all of us here every year since all of us were born," Brown said.

When the show's over, it's not too hard to pack up and go home.

Because with another year comes another parade.

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