This year’s city-wide Christmas Parade, organized by the Melissa Area Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2 at 6:00 p.m. with “A Cardinal Christmas” as the theme.
The parade will travel down Cardinal Drive to Melissa Ridge Intermediate and will return up Palo Pinto to City Hall. The parade grand marshal will be the Cardinal Fan Bus.
Pre-parade activities will take place at Melissa High School from 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. featuring craft stations, photos with Santa and Mrs. Santa, music by the school choirs, craft and merchandise vendors, and more.
Those interested in registering a float, registering as a vendor, or becoming a sponsor can download the Parade & Vendor Registration form. Deadline for entry is Monday, Nov. 27.
Float line-up begins 5:30 p.m. with check-in at the corner of Cardinal Drive and Surrey (just Northwest of City Hall). The line-up will be on Surrey and Barker. The return route back to City Hall will be up Palo Pinto.
Note: Due to safety concerns, no candy will be thrown from floats.
Questions can be directed to Bill Jones at 903-227-4538 or firstname.lastname@example.org.