The Ministerial Alliance, in association with the Historic Granbury Merchants Association, sponsors a nighttime lighted Christmas parade with the ongoing purpose of glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ. Although recognizing that for many, Santa Claus is of great importance in their celebration of Christmas, it was determined that this parade would reserve any depiction of Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, or even elves for the final entry of the parade. That practice has historically been a part of our community’s life. The date for the parade was set for the Friday after Thanksgiving to hopefully assist local businesses with a good kick-off to the Christmas season by bringing several hundred people to the Historic Square. Since 1997, the Lake Granbury Historical Merchants Association has co-sponsored the event. The event now draws “thousands”, instead of “hundreds”, of spectators to the Square each Christmas.
If your church, organization or business would like to place an entry in this year’s parade, click below for the guidelines and an application form in the format that will work best for you.