"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house... Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."
What is your favorite Christmas story? You have a chance to show your holiday spirit by applying to be in the Annual Longview AMBUCS Christmas Parade! Whether you are a fan of Dr. Seuss's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" or are fond of "The Nutcracker," there will be something for everyone at this year's Christmas Parade in Downtown Longview.
Be prepared to see amazing floats, local celebrities, live performances, marching bands, equestrians, animated characters, giant balloons and Santa at the Longview AMBUCS Christmas Parade. The Chamber of Commerce and Longview AMBUCS are preparing for the parade scheduled for Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 6:30pm presented by Gene Jordan, Jr.
The parade will begin at the intersection of Green and Whaley, travel West on Whaley to
Horaney, South on Horaney, turn to go East on Methvin past the beautifully lit Gregg County Courthouse and past the reviewing stand in the Regions Bank Parking Lot. "This year we have two different ways that you can apply to be in the Christmas Parade" says Longview Main Street Manager, Kayla Cantey. "You can come to the Longview Chamber of Commerce and fill one out or you can go to our website, and find the application under Downtown Development."
The rain date for this event will be Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 p.m. Do you think that you have the best Christmas Parade float idea ever?! There will be six different awards chosen by the judges the night of the parade:
Best of Show - Best Business/Commercial
Grand Marshall's Award - Best Lighting Display
President's Award - Most Creative
Heritage Award - Best Presentation of Parade Theme
Santa's Award - Most Appealing to Children
Caring and Sharing Award - Best Non-Profit Float
Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor - Gene Jordan, Jr.
Gold Sponsors - USSTP Lone Star Tubular Operations
AAON Coil Products Inc.
Silver Sponsors - Longview Regional Medical Center
Heslep Custom Homes
Special Recognition and Thanks To: