When the kids learn they could snag a spot in Toyland Department Store’s amazing annual parade, they march into action: taking a quick journey “Over the River,” experiencing a fabulous “Toyland” welcome, and winning a contest during Victor Herbert’s “March of the Toys,” all followed by a quick “Deck the Hall” costume change (they step into large gift-wrapped boxes). Before you know it, it’s time for the much-anticipated finale! Production notes suggest how to easily extend your closing parade to include the entire school and/or audience. Recognizable holiday songs, a simple script, and creative staging instructions make this festive 20-minute mini-musical a snap. Recommend for grades K--4.