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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Celebrate the holiday season this weekend at the annual Christmas Parade

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Mark your calendars, we've got your Saturday night plans covered!  

The annual Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Galveston Municipal Police Association, returns to the island this Saturday night.

 The City of Galveston invites residents and visitors to attend this free, family-friendly parade through downtown and celebrate the holiday season. The parade begins on Saturday, December 14th at 6 p.m.

 For those interested, it’s not too late to sign up to join the parade. The Galveston Police Department is accepting float registration through the end of the week. Please register online at www.galvestontx.gov/christmasparade. Entry to the parade is one unwrapped toy for the police department’s Blue Santa program.

Please note that the parade will necessitate road closures. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on 25th Street and Postoffice, proceeding east to 19th Street, north to Strand, west to 25th Street, south to Postoffice and complete one additional loop before ending at 25th & Strand. The parade will line-up beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Postoffice between 25th and 26th streets, and on 26th Street between Postoffice and Winnie.

Streets in the downtown event area will be blocked off at approximately 4:30 p.m. with traffic being detoured to nearby surrounding streets. Immediately following the parade, the downtown area will be completely reopened to traffic. The parade is scheduled to end at 8 p.m.

 Join us for the Saturday parade and stick around for dinner in one of the many local restaurants downtown!

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