Light The Night Christmas Parade set

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The Light The Night Christmas Parade and AfterGlow, a production of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Friday, Dec. 7.

The illuminated parade, sponsored by H-E-B, will roll down Fredericksburg’s Main Street beginning at 6:30 p.m. More than 100 parade entries are expected.

The parade will launch from the intersection of Main and Crockett streets, progressing east to the intersection of Washington Street before making a U-turn and traveling westbound along Main Street to the intersection of Edison Street.

Reserved bleacher seating is sold out, but the parade can be viewed for free anywhere along the route.

The first 30 minutes of the parade will be live broadcast on CBS Austin (KEYE), with the station’s on-air talent making their temporary studio on Marktplatz. There will also be live coverage from Fredericksburg during the station’s preparade news broadcasts.

In addition to live attendance, it is estimated nearly 8,000 additional households will watch the televised portion of the parade. Hill Country Memorial is this year’s broadcast sponsor.

There will also be familyfriendly activities on Marktplatz from 3-9 p.m. Visitors can enjoy local food and wine vendors and shop in the Holiday Village of Sharing, which will showcase about 20 area non-profit organizations.

Following the parade, there will be a family-themed viewing of holiday short films, hosted by Hill Country Film Festival under the Oktoberfest Halle. There will also be a children’s performance of The Nutcracker and free photos with Santa and Ms. Claus, sponsored by First Capital Bank of Texas.

For more information, call (830) 997-5000 or visit www.fredericksburg-texas.com/lightthenightchristmasparade.