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Dallas Holiday Parade Scheduled for December 2: Bigger and Better

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The most wonderful time of the year is coming up fast (too fast, it sometimes seems) and that means that the time for planning to attend the Dallas Holiday Parade is now upon us. In an article posted by Guide Live by the Dallas News, it’s been reported that the parade event is scheduled to run down Commerce Street on Saturday, December 2. That means that in just eight weeks, Santa will be making his presence known in Texas!

Dallas Holiday Parade Scheduled for December 2: New Name, Bigger and Better

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Formerly the “Adolphus Children’s Parade” and most recently known as “The Children’s Health Holiday Parade,” the Dallas Holiday Parade (so-named this year) is now in its 30th year. Drawing crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands, aside from the man in the big red suit along with his Mrs., this event features marching bands, costumed characters, and dancers. This year’s parade will have a minor adjustment to its route, but the same experience, fun, laughter, and cheering will all take place. Commencing at Commerce and Houston streets and moving east toward Harwood, the parade will make stops for performances near the West End, at the Adolphus Hotel, and finally in front of The Statler.

Dallas Holiday Parade Scheduled for December 2: New Name, Bigger and Better

Photo: Facebook/Dale Suffridge

This year featuring two parade festivals – one in Main Street Garden and one in Belo Garden – holiday festivities will begin at 7:30 a.m., including entertainment, food trucks, and family-friendly activities. Parade kick-off is anticipated for 10 a.m. Jeffrey Giles, president and CEO of HTE Dance and Spirit Group, has been named the new executive director of the Dallas Holiday Parade, bringing with him local as well as national parade experience (having 28 years with the Dallas event as well as being formerly involved with the Tournament of Roses Parade) and with the help of staff and volunteers, plans to “…make it bigger and better.”