Midlothian Christmas Celebration

2023 Christmas Festivities & Light-Up Parade

Midlothian Community Park, 3601 S. 14th Street 

  • DATE: Saturday, December 2
  • TIME: Festivities - 1 to 4 p.m.
    • Light-Up Parade - 6 p.m.

Registration closed Mon., Nov. 27.

Traffic and Parking

Parade Route Map

2023 Parade route map• S. 14th Street will be closed to all traffic at 5:35 p.m.
• Parade steps off at 6 p.m. from Ashford Lane/S. 14th Street.
• Parade ends at S. 14th Street and Mt. Zion Road.
• Observers of the parade may park in the north lot of the park. Cars may also park along the righthand curb of southbound S. 14th Street.
    o No parking in the northbound lanes of S. 14th Street.
• Please stay in your car or on the southbound sidewalk until the roadway is closed.
• Once the police vehicles at the tail of the parade pass your vantage point, please proceed back to your vehicle.
   o We plan on opening the roadway as quickly as we safely can.


  • Best Use of Theme
  • Best Use of Lights
  • Most Original
  • Best Overall

No Santa or Mrs. Claus parade entries, please.  The City of Midlothian’s Santa Claus will ride the anchor float as the “official” Santa Claus for the parade. Replicas of Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus or persons dressed as Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus will not be allowed in the parade. No other live or life-size likeness of Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus is permitted; although replications of reindeer, sleighs, elves, etc. are acceptable.

Festivities Information

Vendor registration closed Fri., Nov. 24.

To be held before the parade from 1 to 4 p.m. at Community Park, festivities will include Santa's Village, selfies with Santa, letters to Santa, free face painting and balloon art, an arts & crafts market, food for purchase, and more!

Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Manna House Toy Drive.

Vendors please note: Santa and Mrs. Claus are partnering with the City for photos/selfies.  Vendors are not allowed to have Santa and/or Mrs. Claus photos/selfies. 

Printable Flyer

Annual Light-Up Parade and Festivities Flyer, Dec. 2, 1 to 8 p.m., Community Park

View the 2022 Midlothian Christmas Photo Album for More Photos

Centennial Contracting and Roofing

"Make the Season Bright" 

Best Use of Lights

Centennial Contracting and Roofing, Best Use of Lights Award

Kelly & Brenda Adkerson

"Mistletoe Madness" 

Most original

"Mistletoe Madness," most original float

Ash Grove Cement Company

"Holiday Spectacular" 

Judge's Best Overall Award

Ash Grove Cement Company, Judge's Choice Best Overall Award


View the 2022 Midlothian Christmas photo album.

Many thanks to event sponsors Texas Ace Heating and Air, Earth Tones Greenery, and Methodist Midlothian Medical Center, and our community partners, Downtown Business Association and Manna House, for making this year's event an unqualified success!