Christmas Parade

SAVE THE DATE | Tuesday December 5, 2023 | Tree Lighting and Kickoff 6PM 




Street Closures Begin | 5:00PM

Parade Line-up For Floats | Each float/participant will have a number assigned. Stakes with your number will be placed along South Marshall, continuing onto College Avenue. Please line-up alongside your number. Each float/participant must be assembled at line-up no later than 5:45PM. 

Parade Start Time & Tree Lighting Ceremony | 6:00PM



Woman looking at Christmas decorations in shop window


•  Barricades go up at 5:00PM. From [5PM-5:45PM] the only people past barricades will be participants, floats and vehicles in the parade. Parents may walk their children to proper float. No one is allowed past barricade unless on foot beginning at [5:45PM]. 

•  When finished with the parade, vehicles and motorcycles may exit parade heading South on South Main St. 

•  Horses will finish the parade by turning onto Richardson from South Main St. 

•  All other floats or vehicles carrying riders are to head back to their starting point on South Marshall.

•  If someone is found selling items during the parade, a first warning will be given. If the person continues, a citation will be issued by Henderson Police Department. 

•  Roving Officers are on duty monitoring unmanned barricades, watching for unauthorized vendors and assisting other officers as needed.  

•  Should a parade cancelation occur, instructions will be immediately issued via City of Henderson social media channels and at on the Homepage.  

Interested in being part of our Christmas Parade? Complete an application and submit it to: 

Henderson Civic Center 

1500 Lake Forest Parkway, Henderson, TX 75652 

Attn: Alexa Duke

You may also email the application to or drop it off at the Civic Center Ticket Booth located at the Henderson Civic Center. In order for the application to be accepted, the entry fee payment must be made payable to City of Henderson in the form of cash or check.

Christmas Parade Entry Application

Christmas Parade Safety Instructions 


1.    College @ High Street

2.    South Main @ College  

3.    East Main @ High Street                

4.    North Main @ Fordall 

5.    West Main @ Jackson   

6.    West Elk @ Jackson

7.    Parking lot @ One on One Fitness 

8.    South Main @ Richardson

9.    East Ragley @ High Street

10.  South Marshall @ Fairpark     

11.   South Main @ Sunset 

12.   College between Marshall and High Street

13.   North Calhoun @ Fordall

14.   North Marshall @ Fordall

15.   Texas Bank Parking Lot

Officer on duty at parade

Roving Officers

    East Main barricade to South Main Barricade

    South Main from East Main to Elk Street

    South Main from Elk to Reed

    South Main from Reed to Richardson 

    South Main from Richardson to College