Galveston, TX – October 26, 2022 – The annual Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Galveston Municipal Police Association, returns to the island on Saturday, December 10.
Residents and visitors are invited to attend this free, family-friendly parade through downtown and celebrate the holiday season. The parade begins on Saturday, December 10th at 6:30 p.m.
For those interested, now is the time to sign up to participate with a float in the event. Please register online at www.galvestontx.gov/christmasparade. Entry to the parade is one unwrapped toy for the police department’s Blue Santa program. There will be certain restrictions, such as a limit on how many units may be included in the parade and rules regarding music, which will be outlined when you sign up.
Please note that the parade will necessitate road closures. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. on 25th Street and Postoffice, proceeding east to 19th Street, north to Strand, west to 25th Street, south to Postoffice, before ending at 25th & Strand. The parade will line-up beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Postoffice between 25th and 26th streets, and on 26th Street between Postoffice and Winnie.
Streets in the downtown event area will be blocked off at approximately 5:30 p.m. with traffic being detoured to nearby surrounding streets. Immediately following the parade, the downtown area will be completely reopened to traffic. The parade is scheduled to end at 8 p.m.