Annual Hometown Holiday Parade

Special Announcement... Holiday Parade Postponed!


DeSoto is a football town and when our beloved DeSoto High School Eagles advance to the 6A D2 playoffs on the same date and time as our Holiday Parade, the parade must be postponed,” said DeSoto Mayor Curtistene McCowan. 

Even though DeSoto’s population exceeds 50,000, it is still a small town. “We have one high school and when our football team is headed for the State playoffs, the whole town supports them,” said Mayor McCowan. “Our Eagles play the Cedar Hill Longhorns at AT&T Stadium on December 3rd at 5:30 pm, and we want to show our support by postponing our Holiday Parade that is scheduled for the same day and time. Several groups from DeSoto ISD had registered to participate, and many other groups want to attend the game as well; so consequently, it makes sense to cancel the parade for December 3, 2016 and explore other options.” 

A new date for the parade has not been announced. 

Presents: A Beary Special Celebration

Join us for the 44th Annual Hometown Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The parade will begin at 5:00 p.m. Feel free to bring your chairs to experience the magnitude of the parade that evening. There will be illuminated and festive decorated floats.

Lady Jade of K104 will be this year's Grand Marshal and Langston University's Marching Pride Band will be performing.

Parade Route


The parade will begin at the intersection of Seahawk Drive and Hampton Road and will conclude at the DeSoto Town Center.

Parade Entries


All parade entries must complete an Entry application. Entry applications must be received by the application deadline. Click here for application. The theme of this year's parade is "A Beary Special Celebration." 

Annual  Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 6, 2016 | 6 p.m. | Free Event

The City of DeSoto is proud to present the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Town Center. Join family, friends and neighbors as we kick off the holiday season.

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