Christmas Festival parade application deadline is Aug. 31

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Marching units, bands, dance teams, cheer groups, specialty units, and float participants are invited to be a part of the 92nd Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights Parade which will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1. Interested groups must submit an application for inclusion in the parade. Parade applications are available online and must be submitted by August 31. A limited number of units in each category will be accepted this year.

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.

Those who wish to be included in the 92nd Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights Parade can submit applications online at http://www.natchitocheschristmas.com/information/festival-of-lights-parade/ .

For more information, please contact Jill Leo, HDBA Director of Festivals and Events, at (318) 652-7078.