Southern Star Christmas Celebration

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Southern Star Christmas Celebration, Sat., Dec. 3, 1 to 5 p.m., Downtown Midlothian, 6 p.m., Parade

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2022 Southern Star Christmas Celebration

Sat., Dec. 3rd

Festivities, 1 - 5 p.m.        Parade, 6 p.m.

Downtown 8th Street and Heritage Park

Festivities - 1 to 5 p.m.

Arts 'n' crafts and food market. Free children's activities, including:

  • Selfies with Santa
  • Letters to Santa
  • Take-and-make crafts
  • Face painting
  • Inflatable games
  • Barrel train ride

Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Manna House.

Home for the Holidays Annual Light-up Parade - 6 p.m. 

Parade steps off from the 8th Street bridge, runs south to W. Avenue F and ends at Overlook Drive.

Parade Awards

There's No Place Like Home 

(best use of theme)

Make the Season Bright 

(best use of lights)

Mistletoe Madness 

(most original)

Holiday Spectacular 

(judges overall award)


View the full parade and festivities photo album.

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

Judges Choice Award "Most Enchanted" 

Centennial Roofing

Centennial Roofing float won the Judges Overall Choice Award for Whoville float

Best Use of Theme "Storybook Wonder"

Keller Williams Ellis County

Keller Williams  Float Best Use of Theme for Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer float

Best Use of Lights "Celebration Illumination"

City Real Estate

City Real Estate won the Best Use of Lights Award

Most Original "Unforgettable Holiday"

McDonald Family

McDonald Family Grinch Who Stole Christmas entry won for Most Original Float