Organizers of the 17th annual Nine Flags Christmas Festival are now accepting entries for the lighted Christmas parade sponsored by First Bank and Trust East Texas. The parade is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7 in historic downtown Nacogdoches. Entry forms are available online at www.nineflagsfestival.com and at the Visitor Center, located at 200 E. Main St.
“The lighted Christmas parade has become one of the biggest highlights of the festival, and the reason for that is the wonderful participation by the community that we have enjoyed over the years,” said Mallori Brookshire, meeting and event coordinator for the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau.
All parade entries must be received by Friday, November 8. Fees are $30 for floats and trailers and $15 for all other entries. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three entries for float and non-float categories. Judging will be based on aesthetic quality, originality, creativity, use of animation and/or humor and use of illumination.
The Nine Flags Christmas Festival is a celebration of Texas history & culture and will be held Nov. 23 through Dec. 14 in Nacogdoches, located about 150 miles north of Houston via U.S. 59. Nine different flags have flown over the oldest town in Texas throughout its rich history, and this year’s festival will pay special tribute to the Lone Star flag. Platinum sponsors of the festival include Commercial Bank of Texas, Legends at SFA/Lumberjack Lofts, Mike Perry Motor Company, Texas Farm Products and Walmart.
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