With temperatures expected to top out in the high 30s Thursday and precipitation a distinct possibility, local residents can expect seasonally appropriate weather for the annual Denison Christmas parade, which city officials claim is the largest holiday parade in Texoma. Perhaps the chilly temps are most appropriate this year, as “a picture perfect Christmas” — the parade’s theme this year — would be hard to achieve if Thursday were balmy.

Correction: An earlier version of this article erred in listing the date for the Denison Christmas Parade. The parade will be held on Thursday.


With temperatures expected to top out in the high 30s Thursday and precipitation a distinct possibility, local residents can expect seasonally appropriate weather for the annual Denison Christmas parade, which city officials claim is the largest holiday parade in Texoma. Perhaps the chilly temps are most appropriate this year, as "a picture perfect Christmas" — the parade’s theme this year — would be hard to achieve if Thursday were balmy.


Parade floats, which are expected to number in the triple digits, will begin lining up at the corner of Crawford and Armstrong streets at 5 p.m. Thursday, with the parade getting underway at 6. The Yellow Jacket Band will lead the procession east down Main Street, turning right on Rusk before circling back onto Crawford.


Those entering a float in the parade should expect notification early this week from the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce listing each entrant’s specific position in the line-up. The Chamber will award prizes for Best of Parade, first, second, car/motorcycle, and equestrian.