City to host "Night of Lights Frozen Christmas Parade"
“The annual Christmas parade has been a tradition for generations of Temple residents,” Senior Special Events Coordinator Holly Leiferman said. “This year, we are excited to present this reimagined format that maintains the health and safety of our community.”
The 74th Annual Christmas Parade will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, in Downtown Temple. The parade route will start at West Central Avenue and South 11th Street and will wind through the Santa Fe Plaza before concluding at South Ninth Street. Temple PD Officers will start lining up guests at 6:15 p.m. on South 11th Street.
To comply with social distancing guidelines, the parade entries will be stationary along the route and participants will drive past them in their vehicles. Vehicles must be in line by 8 p.m.
Mayor Tim Davis will begin the event at 6:25 p.m. with a virtual tree lighting, which will be broadcast by KCEN-TV and on the Temple Parks & Recreation Facebook page.
Vehicles are asked to not stop along the route or pass other vehicles. Drivers and passengers must remain in their vehicles at all times. Pedestrians will not be allowed to walk the parade route.
“We hope this event will be a joyful experience for families and we can’t wait to celebrate the season with our community,” Leiferman said.
For more information, visit templeparks.com or call 254-298-5690.