Christmas & Boat Parades


Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit more than a holiday parade! Austin and the surrounding areas not only have a variety of parades, but also boat parades! Check out our list and plan your spot on the parade route!

Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade

November 18th at 11am

Chuy’s annual parade benefits Operation Blue Santa so Bring New, Unwrapped Toys to Donate! At a designated time during the Parade Procession, all units will stop to collect the toys. Santa’s Helpers will line the parade route and help spectators give their toy. All toys will be distributed by the Operation Blue Santa Program to another child just in time for the holidays. Join us for giant inflatable balloons, festive holiday floats, famous children’s characters, spectacular marching bands, cool classic cars and Santa!

Lighted Hooves & Wheels

November 26th at 5:30pm

Johnson City. Saturday night, the events beginning about 5:00 pm at the lighted Courthouse Square, where you are treated to a special performance of the “Clickety Cloggers,” a Hill Country group, who in colorful costume tap dance to holiday music to the delight of the crowd. This is followed by a holiday parade (“Lighted Hooves & Wheels”) beginning at about 5:30 pm. You will see and hear an impressive and eclectic variety of floats and entries, with judges choosing the winners of prizes in each category.

Christmases spent with friends and family and expressing bright hopes for Christmases to come.

Christmas Parade

December 2nd

Leander. Our annual Christmas Parade takes place every year on the First Saturday in December. This years event will be on December 3rd, 2016. THe Parade is done in partnership with the Old Town Christmas Festival(link is external)put on by the Leander Chamber of Commerce.

The Christmas Stroll 

December 2nd at 10am

Watch a hometown holiday parade, visit Bethlehem Village and  Whoo-Village, enjoy live entertainment, sample tempting treats in the food court and browse arts and crafts booths!  Children will love the various activities! Have a chat with Santa!  Free admission.

Knights of Columbus Christmas Parade

December 2nd 

Presented by the City of Pflugerville and Knights of Columbus Council 10373 

Starting at 5 p.m.: Christmas Parade – Parade route here

5 – 8 p.m.: Pfree holiday concert, refreshments and pfamily pfun on Main Street

5:45 p.m. (approx.): Santa arrives on Main Street to light the tree and take photos

6 – 8 p.m.: Pictures with Santa (must be in line by 7:45!)

8 p.m.: Event ends


2017 LT Lighted Water Parade

December 2nd

Once again, the greatest off-season event, the Lake Travis Lighted Holiday Parade, is coming to Lake Travis on Dec. 2nd, 6:00pm. This year, we are ending the parade at a new “familiar” place, the Gnarly Gar. We are giving out awards again for the usual categories; ski/fish boat, barge/houseboat, sailboat, pontoon boat, cruiser, and Grand Champion. The parade will start in front of CYC, then proceed past Lakeway Resort to the mouth of Rough Hollow, and finally to Gnarly Gar. 

To help get ready, CYC, is hosting a decorating pre-party, and chili cook-off, sponsored by Last Stand Brewing Company, on Friday, December 1st at the CYC Store beginning at 6pm. So, leave work early, come decorate your boat, and be prepared to help others, as will the staff at CYC and HHM. We want to make our presence felt. We need winners, and we are willing to help you make that happen. 

Don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy, as we will be taking donations for the Travis County Sheriff’s Brown Santa Program on both nights and the weeks prior in the donation barrels inside the marine center.

Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

December 3rd

Lake Travis boat parade is ending at our very own Rusty Rudder for an ugly sweater contest and awards for best decorated boat.

Please bring an upwrapped gift to support Brown Santa

Bastrop Lighted Christmas Parade

December 9th 8pm-10pm

It’s Bastrop’s famous Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 9, 2017. More than 100 entries—from fanciful floats to fire trucks, from Honey Bears to longhorns, from Santa’s helpers to the man himself—will light up the Main Street night for this joyful Bastrop tradition, produced by the Bastrop Downtown Business Alliance.

With festive lights blazing, this year’s parade celebrates ‘Holidays, through the eyes of a child…’ – the joy of seeing the holiday season through your child’s eyes and recalling the warmth and cherished memories of Christmases spent with friends and family and expressing bright hopes for Christmases to come.