The City of Tyler’s Christmas Parade is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. in downtown Tyler. Additionally, the 29th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza immediately following the parade

Due to the disbandment of the Tyler Jaycees earlier this summer, the City of Tyler Police and Fire Departments have stepped up to plan and manage the annual Christmas Parade.

Parade floats will follow the same route used in previous years; moving southward on Broadway Avenue from Bow Street, turning west on Ferguson Street, south on College Avenue and east on Erwin Street before returning north on Spring Avenue.

An application packet is now available for those who wish to participate in the parade, and can be found at the Tyler Police website at All applications are due by Nov. 7, 2014.

All entries must be consistent with the City’s overall parade theme of Christmas, the holidays, winter, etc. Entries must not be commercial or political in nature. The parade will be limited to 100 entries total.