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Posted on: November 30, 2017

[ARCHIVED] La Marque Magical Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony and Visit from Santa December 6


Mayor Hocking invites citizens of La Marque and surrounding communities to enjoy the Magical Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony and a visit with Santa on Wednesday, December 6. Parade starts at 6pm from Bobby Beach and Santa is at Walter Feigle Park

La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking, City Council and City of La Marque staff are proud to present the annual Magical Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The parade begins at 6:00 p.m. Viewing will be best after the intersection of Westward and Rosadele, from Cedar, Bayou, 1st Street or Laurel. The Tree Lighting Ceremony, complete with a free visit with Santa, will be held at Walter Feigle Park immediately following the parade.

Mayor Bobby Hocking invites citizens of La Marque and families from the surrounding communities to enjoy the parade then come visit with Santa and his elves. La Marque Lions Club provides popcorn and hot chocolate and Snow King provides free hotdogs, while they last! Sheldon Isaac Community Choir will lead Christmas carols during the festivities.

For information about the parade visit,, or find our Facebook event. To enter the parade, call Darcie Valenzuela 409-935-1408 or email



The parade route starts from Westward Avenue near Bobby Beach Park, heads south toward Cedar, left on Cedar, left on Bayou, right on 1st and finally left on Laurel. Parade ends at Laurel and Bayou. Viewing will be best after the intersection of Westward and Rosadele, from Cedar, Bayou, First Street or Laurel.


A trophy for Most Magical Float will be awarded at 5:50 p.m. and the parade begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. To enter the parade, call Darcie Valenzuela at 409-935-1408 or email

La Marque Kiwanis will begin parade lineup at 5:00 p.m. on Westward Avenue near Bobby Beach Park. Come down FM 1765, head south on Westward and line up in first come, first served order. No floats or trailers will be allowed to enter Bobby Beach Park, other than La Marque Police and Fire vehicles and City Council convertibles donated by Cook Ford and DeMontrond Auto Group.

For the safety of parade participants, side streets off Westward Avenue will be blocked during parade lineup. Drop-off of parade participants will need to be done from side streets including John Street, Katherine Street, Virginia Street or McKinney Drive. All walking or marching groups will be at the front of the parade, immediately following City Council. Walking or marching groups should go directly to Bobby Beach Park upon arrival.

The parade information packet includes additional information including parade participant transpiration to Walter Feigle Park, additional rules and the parade application.


About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is strategically situated in Galveston County approximately 15 miles south of Houston and four miles north of Galveston. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the county with an estimated population of 16,000, an area of 14.25 square miles and boasting 14.3 miles of I-45 frontage. Citizens enjoy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. The city provides a wide range of programs including Bayou Fest, an annual concert series and BBQ Cook Off; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned Guinness Book of World Records ranking in 2017. City of La Marque offers easy access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. For business, La Marque offers creative incentives, an abundance of commercial property and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf. Discover the possibilities at­­­­

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