Parade of the Toys (1962)
Added: April 10, 2010
It's pretty simple these days when the same holiday parade runs year after year. There are changes in the parade, and the cast can have substantial changes year-to-year, but at least the name remains the same. In Disneyland's earliest years, there were holiday festivals of various names and events and a parade that occurred on a single day.
Parade of the Toys (1962) is an example of a term that I might eventually have point elsewhere. The Disneyland Holiday Festival began on December 15, 1962. The parade highlighted the festivities at an hour-and-a-half in length. The parade was described in the papers as a Parade of Nations followed by a Parade of Toys. Because most information is bundled together, it makes more sense to have a single term (perhaps Parade of All Nations and Parade of the Toys (1962)) than to separate them out.