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Christmas parades set for Thursday evening in several communities

(Source: City of Longview) (Source: City of Longview)
(Source: Tyler Rotary) (Source: Tyler Rotary)

Tis' the season for Christmas parades in East Texas!

A handful of exciting Christmas parades are scheduled for Thursday evening.


The Rotary Clubs of Tyler Christmas Parade will be held in downtown Tyler and begin at 6 p.m.

This year's parade theme is Serving Humanity. The finale will be the tree lighting ceremony on the downtown square.

The parade route travels south on Broadway Avenue, turning right onto Ferguson Street, then left onto Bois d' Arc Avenue. The route will then take another left on Erwin Street and a final left on Spring Street. Motorists should take note that these streets will be closed while the parade is in progress.

For more information on the Tyler Christmas Parade click here.

Map of Tyler Parade route


The annual Longview AMBUCS Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Christmas parade is one of the biggest events in downtown Longview.

The parade route will start at the intersection of Green and Whaley Streets, the parade will travel west along Whaley Street, then south onto Horaney Street, turn east along Methvin Street, and conclude at the intersection of Methvin and Green Streets. These streets will be closed to traffic beginning at 5:30 p.m. 

Barricades will be placed around an approximate eight-block staging area east of the Gregg County Courthouse and the 300 block of E. Methvin Street, according to city officials.

For more information on the Longview Christmas Parade click here.

Map of Longview Parade route


Jacksonville's parade is taking place on Thursday night, as well. The theme is "Festival of Trees," and the city invites everyone to bring their family and friends to Commerce Street to enjoy the downtown parade. Parade begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 903-586-2217 or visit


The 2016 Christmas parade and the lighting of the Christmas tree will be held on Dec. 1. The tree lighting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Heritage Square downtown. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. in downtown. For more information, call Main Street Henderson at 903-657-6551 ext. 238.

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