Richardson's 46th Annual Christmas Parade

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Christmas Parade 2011 Girl ScoutsMark your calendars for Saturday morning, December 1st, for the 46th Annual Richardson Christmas Parade benefitting the Network of Community Ministries.  This year’s theme is A Suessical Christmas and we are proud to be honoring The Family of David Sherrard, Richardson’s only fallen officer, as our Grand Marshals! Come kick off the holiday season and get in the Christmas spirit by participating in this exciting annual event!  

Registration will open up November 1st.

Deadline for registration is November 25th.

Would you like to become a Friend of the Parade?  There are two levels for your convenience:
VIP Silver package ($40 – good for 2 people) and VIP Gold package ($60 – good for 4 people) includes a friends’ parking pass, VIP seating, VIP Hospitality at Parade to include refreshments and a gift card that will go directly to a recipient of Network.  Friends of The Parade Registration Form

For more information regarding the parade or becoming a Friend of the Parade, please contact Events Manager by email at, Allison.Rhinebarger@cor.gov or via phone at 972-744-7853.  For those interested in volunteering, please complete a Volunteer Application by November 25th.

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 46th Annual Richardson Christmas Parade Benefits The Network of Community Ministries
Network of Community Ministries

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