This year is a big year for Texarkana as the city celebrates its sesquicentennial. The Texarkana Christmas Parade will help celebrate that milestone.  Main Street Texarkana announced it is time to get ready for the 39th annual Christmas Parade in historic Downtown Texarkana, USA.

This year’s theme appropriately is “150 Years of Texarkana.”  We can all help wish Texarkana a Happy Birthday on Monday, December 4 at 7 PM and celebrate together at the Christmas parade.

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Main Street Texarkana director, Ina McDowell stated in a press release,

This year we are celebrating Texarkana’s Sesquicentennial, so the parade theme is 150 Years of Texarkana History. We are very excited to see how parade participants interpret this idea in their floats.

 

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The 2023 Christmas Parade will take place just 4 days before the 150th anniversary of the first sale of Texarkana city lots on December 8, 1873. The parade route will be special too as it curves around the Original City historic district and will pass by some of Texarkana’s oldest structures and most iconic sites.

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McDowell also said,

“We want to invite everyone to join us in wishing Texarkana a Happy Birthday. It’s truly amazing to think that Texarkana has been around for a century and a half.

 

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If your school, church, business or organization would like to enter a float all you need to do is apply online at mainstreettexarkana.org. You can also call Main Street Texarkana at (903) 278-6441 or email Events@mainstreettexarkana.org.

 

To enter the parade it's a $25 fee. When you enter you can select to be in one of the three judged categories or you can enter a float for viewing only. You can find rules and more details on the 2023 Christmas Parade application at mainstreettexarkana.org

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Applications can be mailed with payment fee to Main Street Texarkana, P.O. Box 631, Texarkana, TX-AR 75504. You can also drop the application and entry fee off in person at Logan Electric located at 208 E Broad Street, Texarkana, AR 71854.

The deadline to enter the Christmas Parade is November 22, 2023.

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