Event: Chuy’s Children Giving To Children Parade, 11/28

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Photo from the Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade Facebook Page
Photo from the Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade Facebook Page

Kick off the holiday season with the Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade in downtown Austin at 11am on Saturday, November 28, 2015! The parade starts at the State Capitol at 11th and Congress, moving south on Congress all the way to Cesar Chavez, ending just north of the bridge. Click here for a parade map. The parade lasts about an hour.

The Parade was the inspiration of Chuy’s co-owner Mike Young. In 1987, Chuy’s & KLBJ-FM started an annual toy drive held at the two Chuy’s locations in Austin to benefit the Operation Blue Santa Program. Two years later, Mike decided it was time to raise awareness for the Toy Drive and collect more toys by putting on a Parade. This year will be the 27th Annual Children Giving to Children Parade in Austin for the Operation Blue Santa Program. To date, hundreds of thousands of toys have been donated for the children of Central Texas who otherwise might not see anything under the tree Christmas Morning.

Cookie Monster was one of the balloons at last year's Chuy's Parade.
Cookie Monster was one of the balloons at last year’s Chuy’s Parade.

AdvertisementSee giant inflatable balloons, festive holiday floats, famous children’s characters, spectacular marching bands, cool classic cars and Santa! At a designated time during the Parade Procession, all units will stop to collect the toys. Santa’s Helpers will line the parade route and help spectators give their toy. All toys will be distributed by the Operation Blue Santa Program to another child just in time for the holidays.

Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade
Saturday, November 28, 2015
11am
Free admission, but please bring one new, unwrapped toy to donate to Operation Blue Santa
Parade begins at 11th and Congress and ends at Cesar Chavez and Congress
Parade route

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A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 10-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau's words, her mission is to "suck out all the marrow of life", or in her son's words, to cultivate in him a love of "advenchers".

1 Comment on Event: Chuy’s Children Giving To Children Parade, 11/28

  1. So excited for the Chuy’s Christmas parade! It’s going to be a great way to give back to the community. Only question is which float should I post on Yobored.com

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