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December 3, 2018
6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Time Details:
Tree lighting ceremony: 6:15 p.m parade 6:30 PM
The parade route will start at Adams Avenue near North 8th Street and travel along Adams to 23rd Street, turn right on 23rd street and disband at Temple High School
2 N. Main Street
Downtown Temple

Temple, TX 76501
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Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Monday, December 3, 2018

Bundle up the family and come out to one of the largest lighted Christmas parades in Texas! For 72 years, the annual Christmas parade has brought delight and holiday cheer to Temple residents. On Monday, December 3rd, at 6:30 p.m., the tradition continues as more than 100 parade entries, which includes colorful floats, marching bands, and decorated rides, make their way through downtown Temple, each covered with hundreds of twinkling lights! Join your community and watch local businesses and dignitaries parade through downtown Temple in celebration of the Christmas season and also to welcome Santa Claus to town.

Enter the Parade!

Bands, floats, decorated automobiles and walking groups are all part of the fun! Special awards will be given to the entries the best depict the Christmas Spirit and parade’s theme of “My Favorite Christmas Movie” Applications available online October 1st at

Entry Deadline: Friday, November 16