Christmas Parade set for Dec. 2 downtown
The Cameron Chamber of Commerce will host their Christmas in Toyland-themed parade around the historic downtown square in Cameron on Dec. 2.
Activities will begin at 5 p.m. with music, food trucks, wine trucks, arts and crafts, and more. Triple C Wine Wagon, Rockdale Coffee Roasters, Kona Ice, Jazzy J’s Southern Way and Hot Corners Food Trucks will bring food and drinks downtown.
Vendors will be there before, during, and after the parade. Arts/Crafts and, as well as Farmers Market Vendors with jams, jellies, pickles, and more. New Vision Ministry Church will have Mexican Sweet Bread. In addition there will face painting, kids toys and other vendors also have Christmas goodies. Other vendors will have funnel cakes, corn dogs, fries, and other items for sale.
Deadline for accepting parade entries and vendors applications is Nov. 22. Please get your entries in early. Visit @cameron-tx.com or call the chamber.
Enjoy live Christmas Music in the gazebo featuring Cameron’s local favorite, South 77 Band; who will kick off at 5:30 p.m. and continue to play even after parade. Let the music fill your soul with the Christmas spirit.
The parade begins at 6:30 p.m., join in the festivities as you watch our local businesses, and individuals create floats that come alive with Christmas in Toyland-themed decorations and characters.
The Chamber awards prizes for Best Decorated Float, Best Decorated Vehicle and other Best Decorated entries. There were over 65 entries the past four years to participatein the parade. It is one of the best in Central Texas.
Santa will be downtown beginning at 5 p.m., in his specially designed Santa’s Workshop in the middle of the square, donated by United Portable Buildings.
“This year it is all about giving,” said Casey Wiggins, with United Portable Building. “That is why we are donating the workshop to the Cameron Chamber to raffle off.”
Wiggins stated he knows chambers everywhere struggled this past year and United Portable Buildings wanted to give back, to help support businesses in the community and bring in tourism to Cameron.
“The donation is a blessing to the chamber and we are extremely grateful to United Portable Building,” Chamber Director Melanie Reed said.
Micah Holcombe, President Elect of the Chamber and Christmas Parade Chair, was speechless when Wiggins announced they were donating the building. Micah lost her father, Garry Karber this past January, and the theme of Christmas in Toyland was be his special treat to his family and community.
The workshop is a 10x16-foot cabin, red with white trim and metal roof, with a value of $6,000. Raffle tickets will be on sale at the parade; $20 for one ticket or six for $100. Buy a ticket at the parade, or visit the chamber website page @cameron-tx.com, or you can drop by the Cameron Chamber of Commerce office at 102 East 1st., or call the chamber at (254) 697-4979.
The giving continues as the Chamber assists the Milam County Sheriffs Department with Brown Santa toy collections.
The Chamber will have decorated boxes at each corner of the inside square, during the parade, to receive donations of toys to go to Brown Santa Project. If you would like to bring a donation to the parade, the boxes will be staffed and ready to receive your donation.
Don’t forget to explore our decorated historic downtown and businesses decorating with the Toyland theme. Then, drive around town to view beautifully decorated homes.
The festivities start at 5 p.m., and we invite you to stick around after the parade to enjoy the music and vendors to shop for local items for Christmas gifts.
Visit www.cameron-tx.com for updates & more events, or call (254) 697-4979.