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Many people braved the cold to enjoy an annual holiday tradition.

Hundreds took part in the Beckley Christmas Parade in Uptown. 59News reporter Jessie Gavin takes us there.

Freezing temperatures nor snow could keep adults and children away from the holiday fun.

As floats passed by, kids ran up and grabbed their candy and sang and danced along to the bands. Here's what kids enjoyed the most.

"My favorite part of the parade is the big dawg."

Tell me, what's your favorite part of the parade?

"The candy!"

"I've been to like 8 of these parades."

Why do you keep coming back?

"Because of the candy!"

Parade attendees traveled from all over Southern West Virginia to enjoy a Christmas tradition and to spend some quality family time with loved ones.

"It's great to see anybody in the community doing anything that can raise holiday spirits and also community events, anything that brings people together," said Michael Morgan.

He told 59News why his family wanted to make the drive from Summers County to be at the parade Saturday.

"My son loves to come out and see everything. So far we have been very impressed with the middle school bands. We are from Summers County and we decided to come over because over there we don't have middle school bands so it's been really fun to watch and hear these bands," Morgan said.

The parade's theme this year was "A West Virginia Christmas"