Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, December 2, 2019

Join us on the First Monday in December for one of the largest lighted Christmas parades in Texas and help welcome Santa Claus to Downtown Temple.

Thanks to everyone that came out to the 72nd Annual City of Temple Christmas parade and enjoyed a festive night of over 100 illuminated floats in Historic Downtown Temple!

We hope to see you at the 73rd Annual Christmas Parade Monday, December 2nd, 2019.  

2018 Parade Entries Winners:

First Place: CTYSA:  The Grinch who stole second base                                           $650 and Plaque

2. Second Place: Copperas Cove Parks and Recreation - 5 Hills Royalty                  $500 and Plaque   

3. Tie-Third Place: GSCTX Troup #21201                                                                  $150 and Plaque

 Scott Elementary - IB World School                                                                        $150 and Plaque       

4. Tie-Fourth Place: Interim Hospice                                                                         $100 and Plaque

 DuBois Furniture                                                                                                       $100 and Plaque

5.  Fifth Place: Frontier Church                                                                                  $100 and Plaque       

6.  Sixth Place: Kennedy-Powell Elementary School                                                   $50 and Plaque

7.  Seventh Place: Res Care Temple                                                                             $50 and Plaque

8. Tie-Eighth Place: Alter Salon                                                                                  $50 and Plaque

Troy Youth Football and Cheer                                                                                   $50 and Plaque

 9. Tenth Place: Canyon Creek Baptist Church                                                           $50 and Plaque   

  There were 107 entries – 25 in the judging category.   

  1. Schedule
  2. Parade Route
  3. Enter the Parade
  4. Rules and Regulations

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.

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.