The annual Longview Christmas Parade is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, December 5.
Due to the possibility of rain, event organizers with the Longview Chamber of Commerce will make a decision on Thursday morning around 11 a.m. whether to postpone the parade until Tuesday, December 10.
For more parade information, call 903-237-4000 or visit the Chamber of Commerce website: http://www.visitlongviewtexas.com/downtown_attractions/Longview-AMBUCS-Christmas-Parade
Additional Parade Information:
Drivers and pedestrians are reminded that construction is still ongoing on Green Street from Methvin Street to Tyler Street. Pedestrians are encouraged to exercise caution especially in the area around the intersection of Green Street and Methvin Street.
Spectators are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages. No vendors have been permitted to sell food or beverages during the parade.
Once again, Santa is the final entry in the parade. Please do not walk or drive across the parade route until the parade is complete and barricades have been removed by officials.
Several downtown streets will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the parade. Barricades will be placed around an approximate eight-block staging area east of Gregg County Court House and the 300 block of E. Methvin Street. Access to the outdoor drive-through locations of Texas Bank and Trust will be permitted until 6 p.m. Drivers should use extra caution when driving near the parade route and staging area. Most downtown streets should re-open later that night.
To accommodate ongoing downtown Christmas at the Courthouse activities, some downtown streets will remain closed following the parade. Southbound Fredonia Street from Whaley to Methvin will be closed through 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 9. In addition, all of Fredonia Street between Whaley and Methvin will be closed Friday and Saturday December 6 and 7.
For information about the Christmas Parade or other Downtown Christmas events, please contact the Longview Chamber of Commerce at 903-237-4000.
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