This is such a great idea. I love the story of it. If you've read Donald Miller's A Million Miles, you'll remember this story. If you haven't, Don tells a bit of the story in this post. It's worth the click and read.
I've heard about/gotten wind of so many traditions this holiday season that I not so much want to steal but to be a part of. This is one of those.
Here's the video about the New Year's Day Parade the Goff family started. It's just so neat.