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2016 Christmas Parade and Celebration - "A Night of Christmas Lights"

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Melissa residents braved the elements and came out to cheer on the Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Before the Parade the Second Annual Reindeer Run was held by Melissa Middle School as dedicated runners did not let the wet chilly weather hold them back!

Check out the photos from the 2016 Melissa Christmas Parade now posted on our flickr page! https://flic.kr/s/aHskMoC3Fo

Did you take any photos from the days activities?

If so please share with #MelissaChristmas2016 so we can all see your smiles!


**NOTE: Parade will take place RAIN or SHINE**

A Night of Christmas Lights"

 Grand Marshall - MISD Teacher of the Year

Parade Line up at 5:30 p.m. at corner of Cardinal Drive and Surrey
(just northwest of City Hall)

Check in will be at the corner of Cardinal Drive and Surrey (just Northwest of City Hall) The line-up will be on Surrey and Barker.  

Step-off at 6:00 p.m.

The Parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. and travel down Cardinal Drive to Melissa Ridge Intermediate School as in years past.  The return route back to City Hall will be up Palo Pinto.

Please note that due to Safety Concerns there will be no candy allowed to be thrown from floats.

Parade Route 

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Parade Route Map


Melissa Area Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director: Bill Jones
Cell: 903-227-4538
Office: (972) 837-4277
A Big "THANK YOU" To Our Christmas Parade Sponsors!


SuddenLink - Tree Topper
Lularoe Jolie Storrett - Tree Topper
TaylorMade Heat & Air - Tree Topper
Maria's Mexican Restaurant - Tree Topper
Atmos Energy - Tree Topper
Grayson-Collin Electric Coop - Stocking Stuffer
Community Med Urgent Care - Stocking Stuffer




Get in the spirit and ready for the Christmas Parade by participating in some fun activities for the whole family throughout the afternoon!

Melissa High School Cafeteria - 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.

  Prior to the Parade there will be activities at the Melissa High School Cafeteria featuring crafts for the kids, photos with Santa and Mrs. Santa  music by the school choirs, craft & merchandise vendors and much more.  


Reindeer Run 2016 Logo
The second annual Reindeer Run is a fundraiser for the Rachel's Challenge program at Melissa Middle School.  Sign up to get your antlers and do the fun run down the parade route.

You will have plenty of time to either line up or get your seats for the parade after the run. Be part of the chain reaction of kindness! 

Registration is $10 per individual or $25 for a family. 

You can register for your antlers online at:  http://mmsreindeerrun.weebly.com/ 
or you can register from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the high school.

For more information contact: hthompson@melissaisd.org.


Join Us For A Day Of Christmas Fun & Enjoyment

 Questions or Suggestions Should be Addressed to:

Melissa Area Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director: Bill Jones
Cell: 903-227-4538
Office: (972) 837-4277

Last Updated: December 3, 2016

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