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Published October 27, 2009, 09:03 AM

Holidazzle Characters to Warm Up for Parades

Training camp planned today for characters in Holidazzle parade.

Some familiar characters will warm up for the upcoming Target Holidazzle parades in downtown Minneapolis.

With a month to go until the first Holidazzle of the season, a training camp is planned Tuesday for the holiday parade characters in the downtown IDS Crystal Court. Characters like the Big Bad Wolf, Captain Hook's crocodile and the Wicked Witch of the West will go through routines like handshaking and waving practice.

The Minneapolis Downtown Council will also announce a new consumer competition and give details about the 2009 Holidazzle parades.

The Holidazzle is now in its 18th season.