If you can dress up as animal (or just bring a cuddly toy), carry a lantern or play a musical instrument so much the better. There will be an opportunity to sing songs celebrating animals or the turning of the year at the end.
Happy Hanukkah and Solstice to all Tranpontine folk, we'll get around to Happy Christmas later in the week!
(see here for an account of the Summer Solstice parade)
(update: for pictures of Night of the Beasts see here)