I found the ultimate "Colby Ride" this Sunday afternoon at the Hampden Christmas parade in Baltimore: a giant cross on wheels with the baby Jesus comfortably riding shotgun. Who knew you could squeeze birth, death and 2,000 years of history onto a single parade float?
More highlights include two different Star Wars role playing clubs, a troupe of charitable furries and performance artist Suzanne Muldowney, not to mention all of the high-stepping high school marching bands and Shriners on motorized magic carpets.
Baltimore's mascot the raven, based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem of the same name.
Santa's sleigh as monster truck
Star Wars role playing troupe.
Help protect the bay with Captain Seaweed
Leather daddy mummer
"Volunteer Mascots", charitable furries
Maryland Mason mullet hats
Maryland Mason pyramid hats. . .
Boumi Shriner magic carpet ride. . .
snow-globe Xmas beehive
Performance artist and Howard Stern celebrity Suzanne Muldowney as Underdog.
More Suzanne. . .
Every good parade ends with a giant wiener.