2017 East Texas Christmas Parades, Festivals & Drive-Thru Light Parks

Included on this page is a listing of major Christmas parades and festivals scheduled in East Texas during 2017 with cities, locations, dates, times and website links.

It also includes popular drive-thru Christmas parks and light displays in the area.

Also, be sure to check out:


NOTE
: Events are always subject to change. We highly recommended you contact the responsible event sponsor to confirm dates, times and other details.


Christmas Light Displays and Drive-thru Parks
 

Santa Land

November 1, 2017 - January 4, 2018
11455 I-20 West
Tyler, Texas 75706

Details and map

 

Up in Lights

Opening November 24, 2017
12880 County Road 192 / Old Noonday Road
Tyler, Texas

Up in Lights is the only drive-through Christmas lights park located within the Tyler city limits. With over a million lights, Up In Lights is one of the best places to Celebrate the Holidays in Tyler.

Bring your family for a wonderful light show and watch the lights dance to your favorite Christmas Carols.

Details, driving directions and map

 

Christmas Park Land of Lights

November 10, 2017 -  January 3, 2018
1500 NW Loop 7, at Patterson Road
Athens, Texas

Christmas Park Land of Lights is family owned and operated. The park is more than 1 mile long and has over 4 million lights, including more than 50 different musical scenes and 50 motion controlled lighted scenes in addition to 7 tunnels and 14 arches, and 1500 wood cutouts.

Details on the Web or phone 903.675.7469

Christmas Parades & Festivals in East Texas
Bullard

Bullard Annual Christmas Parade

December 4, 2017
Downtown Bullard, Texas

Details

Canton

Canton Lighted Christmas Parade

December 14, 2017
6:30 PM 
Downtown Canton

Visit with Santa following the parade in the Chamber of Commerce office at 119 N. Buffalo Street

Details

Center

Santa's Christmas Parade

December 2, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00pm
Downtown Center Square

The parade will feature a special Grand Marshal, lighted holiday floats, marching bands, and of course, Santa Claus himself!

Details

Gladewater

Gladewater Annual Christmas Parade

December 5, 2017
Parade begins at 6:00pm
Downtown Gladewater, Texas

Details

Greenville

Greenville Annual Christmas Parade

December 15, 2017
Greenville, Texas

Details

Henderson

The City of Henderson presents the  2017 Christmas Parade on November 30.  The annual lighting of the  lighting of the Christmas Tree is sponsored by Main Street Henderson.

The tree lighting will be at 6:00 p.m. in Heritage Square downtown. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. in downtown.

Contact for event:  Laura Wilkerson, Civic Center Coordinator, City of Henderson

903-392-8232.

Details

Huntsville

Huntsville Lions Club 2017 Christmas Parade
Candy Land Christmas

December 2, 2017
6:30 PM 
Huntsville, Texas

Details

Jacksonville

Jacksonville Annual Christmas Parade

December 7, 2017
6:00 PM 
Downtown Jacksonville

Details

Jasper

Jasper Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade

December 7, 2017
Jasper, Texas

Details

Jefferson

Jefferson Christmas Parade

November 25, 2017
6:00 PM 
Downtown Jefferson

Details and map

Kaufman

Kaufman Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 9, 2017
6:00pm
Kaufman Downtown Square

Details

Kilgore

87th Annual Christmas Parade

November 28, 2017
6:30 PM 
Downtown Kilgore

The parade exhibits fantastic floats by businesses, non-profits and individuals. On an average, the parade has over 80 entries and features Santa & Mrs. Claus

Details and map

Liberty City

30th Annual Liberty City Christmas Parade

December 3, 2017
2:30 PM 
Intersection of FM 1252 and Old Hwy 135 and will head south to I-20.

Details

Lindale

Lindale Rotary Club Christmas Parade

December 2, 2017
6:00 PM 
Begins at EJ Moss, Lindale, Texas

Details

Livingston

Livingston Hometown Christmas

December 9, 2017
12:00pm - 9:00pm 
Lighted Christmas Parade at 6:00pm
Livingston, Texas

Over 90 Arts, Crafts & Gifts Vendors; Food Court Jingle Bell Fun Run, Christmas Train Village Free Wagon & Carriage Rides. Santa at City Hall 7pm – 9 pm

Details

Longview

Longview Courthouse Lighting & Christmas Parade

December 7, 2017
6:30 PM 
Downtown Longview

Details

Lufkin

Main Street Lufkin Christmas Parade

November 27, 2017
6:00 PM 
Downtown Lufkin

Details

Marshall

31st Annual Wonderland of Lights Festival

November 22 - December 31, 2017

The City of Marshall, Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau and Marshall Main Street Program invite you to explore "Candy Wonderland of Lights" this holiday season.

This year's Wonderland starts on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. when Santa Claus arrives downtown.

The popular Lighted Christmas Parade is scheduled for December 2, 2017, starting at 6:00 p.m.

The festival runs Tuesday through Sunday nights from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays from 4 to 10 p.m. The Wonderland of Lights is closed every Monday, as well as on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

More about Wonderland of Lights on this website

Details, maps, tickets and more at the City of Marshall's official website

Mineola

2017 Mineola Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade

December 2, 2017
Downtown Mineola, Texas

Details

Mount Pleasant

2017 Christmas on the Square and Parade

December 2, 2017
Rotary Christmas Parade begins at 6:00pm
Downtown Mount Pleasant, Texas

Nacogdoches

Nine Flags Christmas Festival
November 4 - December 20, 2017

Details


Nine Flags Lighted Christmas Parade

December 2, 2017
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Downtown Nacogdoches

Details

Palestine

Frost Fest

December 1 and 2, 2017
6:30 PM 
Downtown Palestine, Texas

Details

Paris

Annual Paris Christmas Parade:
Deep in the Heart of Christmas

December 2, 2017
Downtown Paris, Texas

Details

Pittsburg

Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade

December 2, 2017
1:00pm
Pittsburg, Texas

Details

Rusk

Rusk Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade & Miracle on 5th Street

December 5, 2017
6:00 PM 
Downtown Rusk

Details

Sulphur Springs

9th Annual Lions Club Christmas Light Parade

December 2, 2017
6:30 PM 
Downtown Sulphur Springs, Texas

Details

Texarkana

33rd Annual Christmas Festival

Main Street Texarkana
December 4, 2017
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Parade starts at 7:00pm

Front Street Plaza, Texarkana

Details

Troup

2017 Troup Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade

December 14, 2017
6:00pm 
Troup, Texas

The Grand Marshal will lead the parade, which will begin at the intersection of Carolina and Duval Street.  The parade will continue down Duval and will end when it turns right onto Front Street. 

Details

Tyler

Rotary Clubs of Tyler Christmas Parade

November 30, 2017
6:00 PM 
Downtown Tyler, Texas

The parade, organized by the Rotary Clubs of Tyler, will kickoff at 6 p.m. Thursday in downtown Tyler, followed by the 32nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza immediately after the parade.

Details


14th Annual Christmas in the Park
December 1, 2017
6:00pm
Children's Park
110 East Dobbs Street
Tyler, Texas

Whitehouse

2017 Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade

December 2, 2017
10:00am - 11:30am 
Whitehouse, Texas

Details

Wills Point

2017 Christmas on the Bricks

December 9, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Parade at 1:00pm 
Wills Point, Texas

Details

Winnsboro

2017 Winnsboro Nighttime Christmas Parade

December 1, 2017
7:00pm 
Winnsboro, Texas

Watch the parade as it passes through downtown Winnsboro! Fireworks begin as soon as the parade ends. They can be seen from anywhere along the parade route, so need to leave your seat!

Details


NOTE: Events are always subject to change.
We highly recommended you contact the responsible event sponsor to
confirm dates, times and other details.

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