Everyone loves a good parade, especially when Santa's the star attraction! East Texas cities will be welcoming in the holidays by celebrating with a city parade!

Santa will be near the end of most of the parades that will feature civic groups, politicians, bands, cheerleaders, fire trucks, police cars and so much more as they all come together to welcome the Christmas season. The following is a list of Christmas parades from around East Texas (listed alphabetically after Tyler and Longview):

Tyler - Thursday, November 30th @ 6 pm
Downtown Tyler square
Followed with lighting of the City Christmas tree on the downtown square

Longview - Thursday, December 7th at 6:30 pm
Downtown Longview
The theme this year is a Rockin’ Christmas

Athens – Saturday, December 2nd @ 6:30 pm
Downtown Athens

Bullard - Monday, December 4th
Downtown Bullard
Followed by Christmas tree decorating contest

Canton – Thursday, December 14th @ 6:30 pm
Parade route happens along Buffalo Street

Chandler – Saturday, December 2nd from 5-8 pm
Christmas in the Park – Winchester Park
Fireworks after dark

Daingerfield – Monday, December 4th @ 5:30 pm
Christmas parade and concert in the park

Gladewater - Tuesday, December 5th @ 6:00 pm
Downtown Gladewater
“Put A Sparkle In Your Christmas” parade

Grand Saline – Tuesday, December 5th @ 7:00 pm
Main Street Christmas Parade

Henderson – Thursday, November 30th
6:00 pm tree lighting
6:30 pm parade

Jacksonville – Thursday, December 7th @ 6:00 pm
Parade starts on Commerce & Patton
Parade theme is “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Kilgore -Tuesday, November 28th @ 6:30 pm
“Stories of Christmas” theme

Lindale - Saturday, December 2nd @ 6 pm
Hwy. 69 Thru downtown

Marshall – Saturday, December 2nd @ 6:00 pm
Wonderland of Lights - Lighted Christmas Parade

Mineola – Saturday, December 2nd @ 5:30 pm
Downtown Mineola
Carriage rides from 2-5 and lighting of the tree after the parade.

Mt. Pleasant – Saturday, December 2nd @ 6:00 pm

Overton – Monday, November 27th

Palestine – Saturday, December 2nd @ 7:00 pm
Frost Fest from 10:00am till dark with the lighting of the city Christmas tree after the parade
Festivities will all be held downtown

Pittsburg – Saturday, December 2nd @ 1:00 pm

Quitman – Saturday, December 2nd from 6-9 pm
Downtown Quitman

Rusk – Tuesday, December 5th @ 6:00 pm
Parade route starts on Sycamore Street and disburses on Henderson Street

Sulphur Springs – Friday, December 1st @ 6:30 pm
Lighted Christmas parade

Troup -Thursday, December 14th at 6:00 pm
Parade will begin at the intersection of Carolina and Duval
After the parade Santa will give out candy and prizes

Van – Saturday, December 2nd @ 6:00 pm

Whitehouse - Saturday, December 2nd @ 10:00 am
Christmas In The Park event to follow

Winnsboro – Saturday, December 9th from 6-8 pm
A storybook Christmas theme parade with live music on Clarks Corner