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 30th at 11am

Austin. Join us in Downtown Austin for the 31st Annual Children Giving to Children Parade! Chuy’s has partnered with Austin Police Operation Blue Santa to provide toys for families in need. The parade will feature festive floats, marching bands, giant balloons and your favorite characters. So bring new, unwrapped toys, your best friends and family, and head to Downtown Austin to kick off the Holiday season.

Lighted Boat Parade

December 7th at 5:30pm

Austin. It’s that time again! Last year was such a success, and we think this year will be even bigger! Decorate your boat and meet us out front of the marina to do our parade of lights! Sea Tow will be leading so please follow us. We will meet back up at our restaurant for a Member party. We will have music and will be serving food and drinks for Emerald Point Marina Members Only. All general public please BYOB if you wish to hang out. All marinas at this end of the lake will be joining in the parade.

Trophies awarded immediately after the parade. We will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies plus three honorable mentions. If you would like to be judged for a trophy please fill out the following form and return it to the Emerald Point Marina office.


Bastrop Lighted Christmas Parade

December 14th at 6pm

Downtown Bastrop’s famous Lost Pines Christmas Lighted Christmas Parade features more than 100 fanciful floats and local participants lighting up Main Street in this joyful tradition. The annual parade is the pinnacle event of a very merry Lost Pines Christmas season. Join family and friends for a full evening of holiday cheer in Historic Downtown Bastrop.  The parade begins at dusk (approximately 6:00 p.m.) and will head south down Main Street.

Johnson City

Lighted Hooves & Wheels

November 30th at 5:30

Johnson City. The Clickety Cloggers get things rolling for the 30th annual Lighted Hooves and Wheels Parade on November 30 around the Blanco County Courthouse Square in Johnson City.

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


Hometown Parade and Tree Lighting

December 7th at 6pm

Leander. Every first Saturday of December: Old Town Leander comes alive to spread Christmas joy throughout the community. This event includes the Old Town Rudolph Run 5k, Leander in Lights Parade, the HEB Snow Globe, activities for the kids, pictures with Santa, local school performances and entertainment, food court, local vendors, and more.


39th Annual Christmas Parade

December 7th at 10am

Georgetown. Come to the 39th Annual Christmas Stroll on Friday, December 6 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Watch a hometown holiday parade, visit Bethlehem Village, enjoy live entertainment, sample tempting treats in the food court and browse over 100 arts and crafts booths!  Children will love the various activities and rides! Have a chat with Santa!  Free admission.


Knights of Columbus Christmas Parade

December 7th at 5pm

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

Schedule of Events

  • Starting at 5 p.m.: Christmas Parade
  • 4 – 7 p.m.: Pfestive holiday performances, refreshments and pfamily pfun around City Hall
  • 6 p.m. (approx.): Santa arrives to light the tree and take photos