Christmas Parade

Our 90th Annual Christmas Parade is scheduled for Thursday, December 5, 2024!

The Annual Lighted Christmas Parade rolls through Downtown Gainesville on the first Thursday of December.

Local businesses, schools, churches, and civic organizations enter to spread Christmas
cheer and win great prizes including the coveted “Mayor’s Cup”,
awarded to the best overall entry!

2024 Theme to be announced June 25, 2024!
$20 Entry Fee

*$100 Entry Fee for Auto Groups of 6 or more 2-axle vehicles – Floats not applicable


Best Overall Entry “Mayor’s Cup” – Quasar Energy Services

Holiday Spirit Award – St. Mary’s Catholic School

Christmas Star Award – North Texas Marine

Holly Jolly Award – Lil’ Leopards Learning Ladder

Santa’s Sleigh Award – C&S Towing and Auto Repair

Jingle Bells Award – Victory Life Tabernacle

Reindeer Friends Award – Gypsy Star’s Darlings