Christmas & Boat Parades


There are still a few parades going on in and around town, on land and water this holiday season! Check out our list and plan your spot on the parade route!


Lighted Boat Parade

December 7th at 5:30pm

Austin. There are 5 categories to compete in: Sailboat, Runabout/Ski boat, Cruiser, Pontoon and Houseboat/Barge. We also crown a grand champion… This year will mark the 7th year in a row the marinas are gathering unwrapped toys for Brown Santa, the Travis County Sheriff’s toy drive.

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.

First Annual Santa Paws Parade

December 6th at 12:30

Austin. SignatureCare Emergency Center is pleased to invite you to our first annual Santa Paws Drive Thur Parade! On December 6th from 12 to 2, Grab your pup, your favorite holiday costume or accessory, and drive on down! We will be handing out peppermints and hot cocoa for the owners and puppachinos for the doggos!

Costumes are HIGHLY encouraged because we will be having a costume contest! Prizes will go to the winner of the following categories:

  • Best ugly holiday sweater
  • Best doggie/owner duo

We will also have family and pet-friendly vendors at this event. We look forward to seeing you and your furry friends!


Old Town Christmas Festival

December 5th

Leander. Every first Saturday of December this festival includes the Old Town Rudolph Run 5K, Leander in Lights Parade, activities for the kids, pictures with Santa, local school performances & shopping with unique items for everyone on your list.

The parade this year will be a reverse parade.  This means all of the visitors will drive thru and all of the parade floats will be stationary.  The parade route map will be placed on this site soon.