Richardson’s 47th Annual Christmas Parade

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This year’s theme will be “A Lone Star Christmas” and will be on the east side of Richardson. We’re honored to have longtime Richardson resident and 2018 Citizen of the Year Bob Macy serve as Grand Marshall of the parade!

Mark your calendars for Saturday morning, December 7, for the 47th Annual Richardson Christmas Parade benefiting the Network of Community Ministries.  The parade will be on the east side of Richardson. 

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Not sure you want to be in the parade, or have a child who is participating, then become a Friend of the Parade. Friends of the Parade receive a parking pass, entrance to the Friends VIP tent at the parade for refreshments and reserved seating at the Christmas Parade. Download a Friends of the Parade registration form here. For more information regarding the parade, volunteering in the parade, or becoming a Friend of the Parade, please contact, or or via phone at 972-744-7850. 

Interested in being a parade volunteer?

We hope to see you at the parade whether you are on a float, in a marching group, or a spectator!

The Parade’s Award Ceremony will be held the same evening at 5:00 PM, just prior to the City’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, and the opening of Santa’s Village.

Specialty Trophy Categories!

Mayor’s Award – Given to the overall outstanding entry presenting and illustrating the parade theme.
Grand Marshal’s Award – Given to the entry that has the best overall originality, creativity, appearance and uniqueness of decorations.
Chairman’s Elf Award – Given to the outstanding entry featuring children as the main part of the display.
Spirit Award – Given to the entry that has the most enthusiasm during the parade.
Spectacular Sparkles Award – Given to the entry that presents an outstanding display of glitter, shimmer or shine!
Performance Award – Given to the entry that does an outstanding, entertaining, crowd-pleasing performance during the parade!
Spirit of Giving Award – Given to the entry that went above and beyond in their fundraising effort (bake sale, garage sale, car wash, etc.) for the parade entry fee to benefit Network of Community Ministries.
Theme-a-rific Award – Given to the individual who stepped up and decked out their wagon to match the theme. (Don’t have time to decorate a float? Well, show up with your decorated wagon! You will be grouped with other wagon entries but judged individually. Be sure to incorporate the theme into your display for a chance to win!)

The 47th Annual Richardson Christmas Parade benefits The Network of Community Ministries.

Network of Community Ministries

Thank you to our sponsors




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