PASADENA, Texas — Despite a near freezing wind chill, thousands turned out for Pasadena’s annual Holiday Lighted Parade.
The parade featured lighted floats decorated by businesses, civic groups, schools and scouting organizations.
“This is great Christmas weather,” parade organizer Steve Andreno said. “You got to have cold weather for Christmas.”
But Houstonians aren’t used to the extreme weather, the average high in December is in the mid-60s, making these temperatures seem downright frigid.
“It feels like Christmas is just hitting you straight in the face,” said Martin Tellez.
Tellez and his family were braving the chilly temperatures to put Christmas lights and decorations on their house.
Many said the cold puts them in the holiday mood.
Amateur soccer player Nayeli Romero said she prefers the weather to heat in the summer.
“I think it’s good, it’s better than hot, better than playing in 100 degrees outside,” she said.