Christmas parade takes over Peachtree Street

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ATLANTA - Hundreds were in downtown Atlanta to celebrate the holiday spirit Saturday morning.

Peachtree Street was flooded with marching bands, dancers, floats and big balloons for the annual Children’s Christmas Parade, sponsored by WSB-TV. The parade, which benefits the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, was hosted by Channel 2 anchors Jovita Moore and Justin Farmer.

“This is like the best time for them. They look forward to this every year,” attendee Kim Peyton told Channel 2’s Sophia Choi.

The parade, now in its 32nd year, is a holiday tradition for many. Peyton said she’s been coming to the parade for years with her eight grandchildren.

“I just like seeing people dressed up in costumes and the floats,” 8-year-old Ava Peyton said.

Other Channel 2 participants who returned for the celebration included anchor John Bachman and chief meteorologist Glenn Burns. Bachman was there with his two young daughters, who got to ride in their own car.

Afterward, many headed to watch the next big event in town, the SEC Championship college football game at the Georgia Dome.

“Yes, we are going to watch Alabama take care of the Bulldogs,” one fan said.