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  • Monday parades are over
  • Same day as Nacogdoches Parade
  • Lighted tradition will continue

Looking back the City of Lufkin Christmas Parade was held on the first Monday of December for over a decade. Now Visit Lufkin has pivoted and moved the Christmas Parade to the first Saturday in December on the 2nd at 5:30 PM.

The theme for this year will be Toyland Christmas, and we will know more soon when registration for the parade begins on October 23, 2023.

With the move, the City of Lufkin Lighted Christmas Parade will surely become a bigger part of the Christmas in the Pines celebration and add to all of the events going on in downtown Lufkin that day.

Ice Skating in the Pines, Rudolph, The Festival of Trees, The 1K & 5K Reindeer Run, Christmas In The Pines, and the Lighted Christmas Parade can now all be a part of one cohesive event that day.

Those who also like to attend the Nacogdoches Nine Flags Christmas Festival will have to choose this year. Both parades will be happening on the same date and time.

You could still attend the Lighting of Rudolph the Friday before at 5:30 PM in downtown Lufkin.

Ice Skating In The Pines Is Back For 2023

Ice Skating in the Pines will be from November 29th - January 1st for 2023 and was a huge success last year. I assume things will be run much the same this year at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center.

Last year there were a lot of firsts when it came to holiday celebrations in Lufkin. This year things are already coming together to make our holiday season merry and bright in Lufkin.

Rudolph The Red Nose Pumping Unit Gets Lights

Workers have erected Rudolph The Red Nose Pumping Unit in downtown Lufkin. Now they are putting on the lights.

Gallery Credit: Dan Patrick

14 Must See Christmas Light Parks In Texas

If you're traveling anywhere in the state of Texas this Christmas, there is a good chance there is a drive-thru Christmas light park near your destination, like these:
Images do not depict actual park and are for display purposes only.

Gallery Credit: Lucky Larry

Colorful Flocked Christmas Trees

Timberland Nursery in Lufkin is bringing all of the colors of the rainbow out to celebrate Christmas.

Gallery Credit: Dan Patrick