On the first Saturday of December, Boerne kicks off the Christmas season with a joyous parade down Main Street. The annual Weihnachts Parade is now in its 33rd year, and the entire community will line the roadsides downtown to watch whimsical floats, marching bands, and horse-drawn carriages.
When and Where
The parade will make its way down Main Street on Saturday, December 7, starting at 6 p.m. It will start near the fire department on Frederick Street, and it will head south to end at River Road. The firehouse is located at 726 North Main Street, Boerne, Texas 78006.
Lights, Sights, and Sounds
For the 33rd annual Weihnachts Parade, as many as 100 participants will ride down Main Street with glowing displays and decorations. Every procession has a theme, and this year’s event will feature floats based on Christmas songs. You can look forward to jingle bells, sleighs, and winter wonderlands as organizations, businesses, and various groups from all around Boerne use their imaginations. In years past, we’ve seen steam engines complete with billowing stacks, giant gifts in glittering ribbon, and even a magical scene from Disney’s Frozen.
You’ll hear the heartwarming holiday standards, yuletide carols, and maybe even a pop tune here and there. The decorations will be judged before the parade starts, so lookout for a banner that indicates this year’s winner. Of course, Santa will have a ride of his own following the floats, so stick around to see the end.
The Texas Hill Country saw the arrival of waves of German settlers in the mid-1800s, and many came to reside in Boerne. Among the traditions they brought with them, Weihnachten is still celebrated today. Essentially the German word for Christmas, Weihnachten brings the entire community together for festive events like Dickens on Main, the Parade of Lights, the Christmas Market, and the long-running Weihnachts Parade.
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