A Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Production

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The Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Light The Night Christmas Parade, presented by H-E-B, is back! This beautifully illuminated night parade with over 100 entries will roll down the city’s historic Main Street, between the intersections of Washington and Bowie streets, on Friday, December 2, 2022 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.



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. The parade broadcast is sponsored by Hill Country Memorial.


CLICK HERE to to enter a float in the parade and view the rules.


As always, first come-first served seating along the parade route is FREE.


Tickets can be purchased HERE for bleacher seating. The bleachers will be located in front on Pioneer Memorial Library, facing the beautifully illuminated Marktplatz.


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 9, 2022. 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.


Following the parade, attendees are invited to Marktplatz for AfterGlow until 9 p.m. There will be free photos with Santa Claus in Peppermint Platz, located in the Oktoberfest Halle, along a local makers market with craft opportunities for children.


Enchanted Ranch Fredericksburg will invite parade attendees to step up to their loom and help weave a community scarf that will be auctioned at the Fredericksburg Chamber Banquet in March. The Yellow Door Studio will showcase their Fredericksburg architecture-inspired stencils. Children can make holiday necklaces with trinkets from fused glass artist Kelly Garry and there will be DIY decorated cookie sets for sale.



There will be great eats and beverages thanks to the following vendors: Lost Draw Cellars, Texas Hills Vineyard, Messina Hof-Hill Country, Eaker Barbecue, Oh My Pizza Pie, Gypsy Grill, JMI Enterprises, Fredericksburg Force Baseball, Texas Concessions, Cartwheel Coffee, Fruiti Patuti and Comfort Nuts.


FREE photos with Santa & Ms. Claus in the whimsical Peppermint Platz, located under the Oktoberfest Halle.


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.