Christmas parade, open houses slated this Saturday

Santa Claus is coming to town this Saturday, December 1.

In keeping with the holiday tradition, the grand marshal will lead the parade at 6 p.m.


Dr. Jheri-Lynn McSwain, the 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient is this year’s grand marshal. More than 20 floats will make their way through the heart of downtown to delight ,the young and old alike.


Blush Boutique, COR Boutique, Center Floral & Gifts, Hughes Florist, Mooney’s Emporium, Payne & Payne Home N’Suchlike, Simply Personal, The Century Shoppe and Vintage Junkie will be holding their Open Houses during the day and many will be open during the parade.


The Rio Theatre will be showing a special matinee of The Grinch at 3:30. The box office will open at 3 p.m. The Rio Theatre will also have its usual 7:30 movie showing following the parade.


Thank you to this year’s Presenting Sponsor, Shelby Savings Bank. Also, thank you to the City of Center, our Float Competition Sponsor; Farmers State Bank, Specter, Inc. and Tyson Foods, all Silver Sponsors.


Parade winners will be announced via media on Monday, Dec. 3.

The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935