This Saturday night, December 4, is one of the most popular holiday traditions in League City—the Grand Night Parade down Main Street which features a procession of floats, bands, drill teams, stilt walkers, fire jugglers, and even dancing stallions. The parade is part of League City’s annual Holiday in the Park, a three day festival held at League Park organized by the League City Proud Organization Parade
Grand marshals for this year's Grand Night Parade will be members of the Winfield and Hobbs families, who are related to Alexander Winfield, the first African-American to own land in League City. Many of Winfield’s descendants still live along Hobbs Road in League City.
While the parade starts at 6 p.m, Main street will be closed from Highway 3 to 270 starting at 5 p.m. and will remain closed for several hours. No public parking will be allowed on Main Street, and all groups participating in the parade need to be in place at Kilgore’s Hardware, Crowders Funeral Home, and the Church of Christ no later that 4:30 pm.
In addition to the Grand Night Parade, there are two other parades—the Children’s Costume Parade on Saturday, December 4 at 10 a.m., and the Pet Costume Parade on Sunday, December 5 at 1:30 p.m
Children's Costume Parade
Line-up for the Children’s Costume Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. outside Butler’s Courtyard located at 122 N Michigan Ave. The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will end at the gazebo at League Park for a visit with Santa Claus. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. The parade is free to enter, and no registration is required
Pet Costume Parade
Those interested in entering their animal in the Pet Parade on Sunday must arrive by 12:45 a.m. in front of the caboose at League Park to fill out an entry form. Click here to download and print an entry form. All pets must be properly restrained (on leash or in a kennel) and be people-friendly. Any animal that demonstrates aggressive behavior will be asked to leave. In exchange for your participation, a donation of $5 to Faithful Friends is requested.
For more information about Holiday in the Park and a full lineup of activities, visit www.leaguecityproud.org.