The streets of Huntington are all decorated and businesses are once more playing their festive Christmas music. It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in Huntington!
This Holiday season please consider joining us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior and the spirit of giving that makes up our wonderful community.
The City of Huntington is excited to announce the annual Christmas parade will be held on Saturday, December 10th. This year the parade is going to go back to a morning parade and the Santa Claus float is being sponsored by the Huntington Herald newspaper. The theme is “Whatever Christmas Means To You”. The city wants this to be the best parade ever!
For the past two years, Huntington had put on an evening, lighted Christmas parade but so many people were not able to attend due to the cool night time air. Plus the parade totally missed the retirement home where the residents really looked forward to having some holiday cheer. So, the City has gone back to the morning parade and the original parade route!
The parade will start lining up at 9:30 am on Mulberry Street beside the Middle School. At 10:00 am the parade will start making it’s way from the Middle School to Main Street, heading south past Huntington First Baptist Church to the Judging Table at Centennial Park. From the park the parade will continue south on Main Street, turning left on Ash (before Brookshire Brothers), heading toward Huntington Healthcare and Rehabilitation where the residents will be happily waiting for that Christmas cheer to come by. Then the parade will continue to 6th Street where it will head up and back to Mulberry Street where the parade will then end. The parade will NOT BE CROSSING HIGHWAY 69.
Immediately following the parade the trophies will be announced and awarded. We are asking all participants to stop by the Judges Table to see if you received a trophy.
And for everyone’s enjoyment, there will be a free holiday movie shown around dusk back at Centennial Park. As of the printing of this newspaper it will be Polar Express with Tom Hanks. A true Christmas classic!
We encourage everyone in the community to get involved! If your group, business or organization would like to have an entry in the parade, please go to visit the City of Huntington website found on-line at www.cityofhuntington.org to get an entry form and follow the instructions. You may also pick-up the needed forms at Huntington City Hall on Highway 69. Their business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Huntington is a great place to live, work and raise a family. Please help us showcase our wonderful town by participating in this fun event and by celebrating the beauty of Christmas in East Texas!