The City Of Lufkin Christmas Parade’s Triumphant Return For 2021
Christmas is coming, and it's time to party. Plans are underway for the City of Lufkin Christmas Parade.
The theme this year is 'A Hometown Christmas', and will be held on Monday, December 6th at 6 pm in Downtown Lufkin.
To carry out the theme, participants are asked to pick their favorite representation of Lufkin and decorate the floats accordingly.
The Parade That Didn't Happen
The 2020 City Of Lufkin Christmas Parade didn't find much interest during the pandemic. It finally had to be called off due to lack of participation.
Only about 20 groups had signed up last year. They had even reworked the parade to be a 'Reverse Christmas Parade', so there would be fewer chances of contact.
Just because last year's Christmas parade was canceled, this doesn't diminish our holiday spirit. It just means that we have a bunch of pent-up holiday cheer to make this year even better.
How To Participate
Registration will begin on November 4th. Then you will be able to vie for a spot by finding the entry form on the Visit Lufkin website.
Individuals, groups, businesses, and community organizations are encouraged to consider participating in the Christmas Parade. They will limit the number of entries to 100 floats, and registration will close once all 100 spots are taken or at 5 pm on November 30th.
The lineup usually happens on Angelina Street and then the parade sets off for downtown. First Street is a great place to stake a claim and get set to watch the floats go by.
The parade will culminate with the appearance of the jolly old elf himself, Santa Clause.
The last time we had a City Of Lufkin Christmas Parade in 2019 the theme was "A Hollywood Christmas". Here is what the parade route looked like then.