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  • Applications Now Open for the Natchitoches Christmas Parade: A Celebration of Holiday Magic




    Rebecca Blankenbaker

    Parade Committee Chair

    Natchitoches Christmas Festival





    Applications Now Open for the Natchitoches Christmas Parade: A Celebration of Holiday Magic


    [Natchitoches, Louisiana] – October 25, 2023 – The Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights, in collaboration with the City of Natchitoches, is excited to announce that applications are now open for the annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival Parade. This beloved community event, known for its enchanting atmosphere and festive spirit, will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 1 p.m. in the heart of historic downtown Natchitoches.


    Every year, the Natchitoches Christmas Parade brings families, friends, and neighbors together to celebrate the magic of the holiday season. This year, we invite businesses, community groups, schools, and individuals to join us in making the parade a memorable experience for all attendees.


    Event Details:

    Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023

    Time: 1 PM

    Location: Historic Downtown Natchitoches – The parade begins on Tarlton Drive on the NSU Campus

    Theme: "A Celebration of Holiday Magic"

    This year's parade theme, "A Celebration of Holiday Magic," encourages participants to showcase the enchantment and wonder of the holiday season through their creative floats, costumes, and performances. We invite participants to let their imaginations run wild and bring the magic of the holidays to life for parade spectators.


    How to Participate:

    Individuals, organizations, and businesses interested in participating in the Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights Parade can submit their applications online at https://www.natchitocheschristmas.com/parade-entry-form. The application deadline is Friday, November 10, 2023. Participants are encouraged to adhere to the theme and incorporate festive decorations into their entries. All participants must acknowledge and adhere to the parade standards of excellence.


    Join the Celebration:

    The Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights Parade is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to connect with the community and spread holiday cheer. Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses interested in supporting this cherished event. For more information on sponsorship packages, please contact Jill Leo at (318) 357-3822 or nhdbadirector@gmail.com.


    About the Natchitoches Christmas Parade:

    The Natchitoches Christmas Parade has been a holiday tradition in our community for over 80 years. Each year, thousands of spectators gather to enjoy the dazzling lights, cheerful music, and festive atmosphere that fill the streets of historic downtown Natchitoches. The parade features beautifully decorated floats, marching bands, dance groups, and community organizations, creating a magical experience for attendees of all ages.


    About Natchitoches Christmas Festival:

    Natchitoches Christmas Festival is organized by the Natchitoches Historic District Business Association, a not-for-profit organization comprised of business owners and the like who strive to promote Natchitoches, encourage visitation, and provide support for events and festivals.

    For more information about the Natchitoches Christmas Festival or to submit a parade entry application, please visit NatchitochesChristmas.com.

    Join us in celebrating the magic of the holiday season at the Natchitoches Christmas Parade!


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