Milwaukee's Holiday Parade marches on

Milwaukee's Holiday Parade marches on
Posted at 7:11 PM, Nov 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-21 20:11:15-05
MILWAUKEE- A little bit of snow wasn't going to stop the 89th annual Milwaukee Holiday Parade Saturday. Embracing the elements goes along with this annual tradition. 
New Berlin's Holli Fletcher has kicked off the season at the parade for the past 40 years.
"Other times we've been covered in snow. It doesn't matter we come every year and we love it," Fletcher said. 
"Just seeing the crowds and seeing how the kids react every year to something so simple as a holiday parade."
The season's first snow fall didn't seem to have an affect on attendance. Parade-goers watched as dancers, bands and even Santa made their way through downtown Milwaukee. 
"We arranged with the bus companies today to keep the kids on the buses a little longer to keep them warm, the marching band kids," said event organizer Kelley Burian.
One thing that was missing were the convertibles, those amazing old cars that obviously don't go out in any kind of bad weather.
TODAY's TMJ4's Susan Kim and Brian Gotter walked in the annual parade. 
The other big downtown event Saturday, the  commissioning of the USS Milwaukee, also went ahead as planned.