Coverage you can count on begins in Aiken where many of us from Television Park joined families lining the streets-- Tyrone McCoy was busy at work at today's Aiken Jaycee's Christmas parade to find what just what makes the event so special.
It's beginning to look and sound like Christmas in the City of Aiken. Residents, young and old, came out to witness what some call the kick off for the city's holiday.
Katie Ange, an Aiken County resident says "we're actually here with our two pups and our two kids. We're here to watch the Christmas parade."
Ange, a life long resident of the city the annual event has been a treat for her family for as long as she can remember.
She adds "this is my 23rd Christmas parade."
A tradition that Ange has already started with her own family: And as she gets older, she says the parade doesn't:
"Never. I was in the marching band at Aiken High when I was in high school. So, I was in the Christmas parades for a really long time and it never gets old. It gets more exciting every year," Ange says.
An excitement that families like the Harrelle's say brought them out to the Christmas festivities.
Kayla & Austin Harrelle, a couple from Florida say "and they told me to come down and check everything out."
The Harrelle's are on in the area temporarily and say the Christmas parade will hopefully brighten their time away from the rest of their family down in sunny Florida for the holidays.
"We may just stay up here and enjoy this nice, beautiful sunny weather we're having," Austin jokes.
And while it did rain on their parade, the Harrelle's and the Ange's say it was an experience to enjoy for all involved.
She adds "it's a wonderful town and we enjoy having things like this for the kids to be able to see."
From us here at News Channel 6 --"Merry Christmas."