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City of La Marque
News Release
Thursday, November 30, 2017

La Marque Magical Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony and Visit from Santa Scheduled for December 6

La Marque, Texas - La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking, City Council and City of La Marque staff are proud to present the annual Magical Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The parade begins at 6:00 p.m. Viewing will be best after the intersection of Westward and Rosadele, from Cedar, Bayou, 1st Street or Laurel. The Tree Lighting Ceremony, complete with a free visit with Santa, will be held at Walter Feigle Park immediately following the parade.

Mayor Bobby Hocking invites citizens of La Marque and families from the surrounding communities to enjoy the parade then come visit with Santa and his elves. La Marque Lions Club provides popcorn and hot chocolate and Snow King provides free hotdogs, while they last! Sheldon Isaac Community Choir will lead Christmas carols during the festivities.

For information about the parade visit,, or find our Facebook event. To enter the parade, call Darcie Valenzuela 409-935-1408 or email


The parade route starts from Westward Avenue near Bobby Beach Park, heads south toward Cedar, left on Cedar, left on Bayou, right on 1st and finally left on Laurel. Parade ends at Laurel and Bayou. Viewing will be best after the intersection of Westward and Rosadele, from Cedar, Bayou, First Street or Laurel.


A trophy for Most Magical Float will be awarded at 5:50 p.m. and the parade begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. To enter the parade, call Darcie Valenzuela at 409-935-1408 or email

La Marque Kiwanis will begin parade lineup at 5:00 p.m. on Westward Avenue near Bobby Beach Park. Come down FM 1765, head south on Westward and line up in first come, first served order. No floats or trailers will be allowed to enter Bobby Beach Park, other than La Marque Police and Fire vehicles and City Council convertibles donated by Cook Ford and DeMontrond Auto Group.

For the safety of parade participants, side streets off Westward Avenue will be blocked during parade lineup. Drop-off of parade participants will need to be done from side streets including John Street, Katherine Street, Virginia Street or McKinney Drive. All walking or marching groups will be at the front of the parade, immediately following City Council. Walking or marching groups should go directly to Bobby Beach Park upon arrival.

The parade information packet includes additional information including parade participant transpiration to Walter Feigle Park, additional rules and the parade application.

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