Santa Claus is coming to town, annual holiday parade now accepting entries

The annual Holiday Lighted Parade will be here before you know it and the Kerrville Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for entries. The Holiday Lighted Parade is an event for the community to kick off the holiday season and the arrival of Santa Claus.

It is set to happen on Saturday, November 17 at approximately 6 PM in Downtown Kerrville. The parade will begin on the corner of the G Street Bridge and Water Street and will end at the Kerr County Courthouse with the Courthouse Lighting Ceremony to follow.

The Holiday Lighted Parade is limited to 100 entries and entry packets with the parade rules and regulations can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation Department office at 2385 Bandera Hwy or find them online at under the “Parks and Recreation” page. There is a $20 fee per entry and all forms and payments must be submitted before Friday, November 2. Late registration is from November 3-8 with a fee of $35 per entry.

“Awards will be given to the winners in each of these four categories: Marching, Youth, Non-Profit, and Commercial Business. First place in each category will be awarded $150. A panel of local judges will evaluate each participant during the parade, and the winner will be announced at the Courthouse Lighting Ceremony directly following the parade,” says the City of Kerrville in their recent press release.

For additional information about the parade or the entry packet, call Josh Rodrigue, Parks and Recreation specialist, at 830-258-1151 or email him at More details can also be found at