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A Fredericksburg Chamber Signature Event Presented by H-E-B

2023
Light The Night Christmas Parade

The annual Christmas Parade is back in 2023 on the first Friday in December.

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Presented by

WHEN

IT'S TIME TO PARADE

The Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Light the Night Christmas Parade, presented by

H-E-B is back! 

 

This beautifully illuminated night parade with over 150 entries will roll down the city’s historic Main Street, between the intersections of Washington and Bowie streets, on Friday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and pick your favorite viewing location! Please maintain a safe distance from the parade entries and do not allow children to move into the street. Entries are prohibited from tossing candy or passing out items of any kind to keep everyone safe.

WE'RE ON TV

For those unable to attend in-person, be sure to tune into CBS Austin from 6:30-7 p.m. for live parade coverage! The parade, in its entirety, will also be livestreamed on the station's website and FBG.Live. The parade broadcast is sponsored by Methodist Hospital Hill Country.

PARADE ENTRANTS

Float applications are now closed.

SEATING

As always, first-come-first served seating along the parade route is FREE. Bleacher seating has SOLD OUT.

TICKET DISCLAIMER 

All sales are FINAL. Reserved bleacher tickets are non-refundable. In the event of a weather-related parade cancellation, bleacher tickets will be honored the parade’s alternate date of Friday, December 8, 2023. While we do not expect a COVID-19 related cancellation, we reserve the right to cancel for reasons of public health without refund or future reuse of tickets.

EAT AND DRINK

A variety of delicious food and drink await you at the Marktplatz!

We have a wonderful line-up of food and wine vendors to serve you before and after the parade. 

SEE SANTA

FREE photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the whimsical Peppermint Platz, located under the Kinder Halle.

COVID -19 SAFETY 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID- 19, or any variant strain of COIVD-19, exists in any public place where people are present, whether that is at a grocery store, church, camp or event. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Guests should attend only after evaluating their own health risk. Your attendance at the Light The Night Christmas Parade & AfterGlow constitutes your understanding of these risks, and you voluntarily assume such risks related to exposure to COVID-19. The Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce cannot be held liable if you contract COVID-19. Help protect yourself by following safety protocols, and state and local public health recommendations and mandates.

 

If you, or a member of your travel party, has fever exceeding 100 degrees or other commonly-known symptoms, please stay home. Attendees with vaccinated and unvaccinated parties should consider the most recent CDC guidance to limit both the transmission and exposure to COVID-19 and its variants.

Friday, December 1, 2023

Parade begins at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE

Parade between the intersections of

Washington and Bowie Streets

Food and drinks and Santa on Marktplatz (Market Square)

 

Fredericksburg, Texas 

TIP

Arrive early to find your spot whether you are bringing lawn chairs or have reserved bleacher seating. Street parking is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

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