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Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

December 3, 2018 @ 6:30 PM

Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Schedule of Activities

  • 4:00 pm – 6th and 8th Streets closed for parade entries
  • 4:30 pm – Come early to get a great seat in the bleachers in front of City Hall, visit the local shops for some early Christmas shopping, or enjoy a leisurely meal in any of our Downtown restaurants.
  • 5:45 pm– No traffic allowed down Adams Avenue
  • 6:15 pm– Mayor Tim Davis will light the Municipal Building’s holiday decorations and the City’s Christmas tree located in the municipal parking lot of City Hall (2 N. Main Street).
  • 6:30 pm – Parade begins featuring over 100 illuminated entries.
    • Entries featuring community groups and supporters from around Temple.
    • Local personalities from around Central Texas on our announcer stands!
    • The parade takes approximately 90 minutes to traverse the entire route.
  • 7:20 pm– Santa begins his trip down the parade route on a specially designed float.

Parade Route

The parade starts at the intersection of E. Adams Avenue and N. 8th Street, proceeds west along Adams Avenue, in front of the Municipal Building, all the way to North 23rd Street and then turns north and disbands at Temple High School. Total distance is 1.4 miles.


The theme for this year’s parade is “My Favorite Christmas Movie”

It is recommended that spectators arrive by 6:00 p.m. Guests may park on the side streets and walk to Adams Ave., or park in several parking lots located along Adams Avenue. The municipal parking lot at City Hall will also be available for parking.

For more details click Parade & Tree Lighting


Parade Entries:

Applications available online October 1st at www.templeparks.com

Deadline is Friday, November 16

For More information call 254-298-5440



December 3, 2018
6:30 PM
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Downtown Temple
2 N Main
Temple, 76501 United States