90th Annual Festival of Lights Parade applications available

Christmas Parade


Marching units, bands, dance teams, cheer groups, specialty units and float participants are invited to be a part of the 90th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights Parade, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 3.  Interested groups must submit an application for inclusion in the parade.  Parade applications are available online and must be submitted by Sept. 15.

The Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights Parade is the preeminent holiday parade recognized for its tradition of excellence.  The parade embodies a unique blend of young and old parade units who annually delight Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights audiences.

Defined by the Festival of Lights Parade’s Standards of Excellence, each parade partner must embrace and exhibit Christmas Spirit by decorating, dressing, marching, acting, selecting music and performing in a manner consistent with the Christmas holidays keeping in mind that the targeted audience for the parade are children and families. Parade partners that exude the most Christmas Spirit and embody the Festival of Lights Standards of Excellence are recognized in several different categories including: Most Christmas Spirit in the Band Division, Most Entertaining in the Band Division, Best Music in the Band Division, Most Christmas Spirit in Float Division, Best Holiday Decoration in Float Division, Best Dance Group, Best Cheer Group, Best Marching Group, Best Specialty Group and Best Commercial Entry.

Those who wish to be included in the 90th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights Parade can submit applications online at www.NatchitochesChristmas.com/parade-application.

For more information contact Parade Team Co-Chair Cassy Gebhart at (318) 332-6885.