Christmas season kicks of with parade, tree lighting downtown on Dec. 1
The Christmas season will kick off in Cameron on Dec. 1 with the Cameron Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting downtown and fireworks to end the night.
The theme this year is Musical Notes and Holiday Floats.
Festivities kick off in our historic downtown square at 5 p.m. with, music, food trucks, wine wagons, arts, and crafts and more. Triple C Winery, Cloud Nine Coffee, 5D Travelin’ Tavern, Barking Armadillo Brewing, Kona Ice, Bahler Street Pizza, En Gedi Vineyards, will bring food and drinks to the downtown.
Arts and Crafts Vendors, Farmers Market Vendors, New Vision Ministry Church with Mexican Sweet Bread, First Baptist Church with Hot Chocolate, and other items such as tamales, tacos, homemade chili, funnel cakes, and more. Holy Ground Baptist Church will have a Stuffed Animal Drive for McLane’s Children Hospital, please bring a new stuffed animal to donate and fill up their van.
The deadline for parade entries is Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. Floats, vehicles, wagons, horse drawn carts, motorcycles, and ATV’s are all welcome. Join in the fun and watch the faces of children, young and old light up.
After the fireworks, hang around and wait for the announcement of the winners of Best Decorated Corporate/Organization Float (a new category), as well as Best Decorated Small Business/Organization Float (a new category). Creating these categories allows us to award small business or organizations prizes for their entries. First, Second and Third Place will be awarded in all categories, along with a Best Overall Award!
Enjoy live entertainment at 5:30 p.m. by Milam Community Theater with a skit from the Youth Theater Group of Frozen with singing, this will be staged in front of the Announcers Stage in front of the Milam County Museum on First Street. Christmas Music will fill the air from the gazebo featuring Cameron’s local favorite South 77 Band, who will kick off activities at 5 p.m.
At 6 p.m. Christmas Downtown Lighting Ceremony will begin with a brief ceremony in front of the Announcers Stage, before flipping the switch and lighting up the square with new Christmas Lights and Decor.
At 6:30 p.m. the parade will begin rolling down the streets in Cameron. You don’t want to miss all the amazing floats, and vehicles from our local businesses and individuals that make Cameron come alive with Christmas themed decorations and characters. There have been over 70 entries during the past five years of this great parade.
A fireworks display will explode the sky at the end of the parade in the Oak Hill Cemetery Parking Lot Downtown. Stay and watch the beautiful finale.
Please be mindful along the parade route. Please no parking around the downtown square on either side of First, Houston, Main and Fannin. This is for the safety of those gathering in the square and as well as, some of the floats need extra space to turn.
Please remember due to the fireworks display at the end of the parade, there will be an area around Oak Hill Cemetery that will be blocked due to it being a Blast Zone. Please stay behind the barricaded areas.
Visit www.cameron-tx.com for updates & more events or call (254) 697-4979.