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Experience the wonder of Christmas and be a part of one of Northeast Texas’ largest Christmas Parades. The City of Mount Pleasant and Rotary Club’s 27th Annual Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 6 p.m. in conjunction with Christmas on the Square.

Companies, organizations, clubs, individuals, and families are all invited to be a part of this dazzling, lighted parade! Floats are ALWAYS encouraged. Bring out your Christmas spirit and decorate your car, truck, float, or even yourself! This year’s theme is ‘The Sounds of Christmas”.

“We are set to have one of the biggest and best parades ever. Participants do an outstanding job on their floats and spectators will enjoy lighted floats, marching bands, the Shriner’s Mustang Patrol, Christmas kings and queens, boats, dancers and of course Santa Claus,” Amy Hinton, Rotary Parade Chairman, said. Prizes are given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place floats as well as for vehicles.

“This parade has always been a gift to the community and not a fundraiser,” Hinton said. “Any monies made go back into the parade. It’s Rotary’s way of putting service above self.”

Local businesses and organizations are excited about the chance to support community events and be a part of what makes living here so special. Jason Bell, President of Symmetry Turf Sports Construction says “We take a lot of pride in our town, and being part of the Rotary Parade and Christmas on the Square is one way for us to give back to the community that has been so good to us.”

To participate in the Mount Pleasant Christmas Parade, stop by City Hall to sign up or download the entry form at or contact Amy Hinton, parade chairman at (903) 575-4000 or The application deadline is November 28, 2018.