Event Traffic Road closures will begin at 9:45 a.m.
Join us as we kick off the Holiday Season with our 47th Annual Hometown Holiday Parade. The parade will begin at the intersection of Wintergreen Road and Hampton Road, then continue south on Hampton Road ending at the DeSoto Town Center. Spectators are allowed to view the Celebration on the parade route.
Parade Entry Opportunity Community participation is the key to making this event a success. We invite your business or organization/group to be a part of this fun-filled event through active participation or financial support. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Click here to complete and submit a registration form.
Be Apart of the Fun, Sponsor our Event The DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department has a unique opportunity for you and your business. Click here for Sponsor details.
Parade Route Information Parade organizers encourage everyone who is planning to participate in the parade, or who will travel near the route, to get where they need to well in advance of the 10 AM start time and to avoid being blocked out of the area for an extended period of time. Street closures will begin at approximately 9:15 AM and parking lots in and around the event route will be blocked off beginning at 9:45 AM. No outside traffic will be allowed along the route portions of Wintergreen, Hampton Road and Pleasant Run Road during the parade. Anyone driving in the vicinity of the parade around event time will likely experience detours and delays. Organizers are also closely watching the weather and advise parade-goers to prepare for cold and rainy conditions.
New this year following the Home Town Holiday Parade will be a great opportunity for DeSoto residents to show our residents who are the victims of domestic violence that DeSoto Cares! The “Brighter Tomorrows” Domestic Violence Shelter is partnering with DeSoto Police And Clergy (DPAC) for their “Stuff the Truck Event” right after the parade. The shelter requests donations of gently used items such as paper, household goods, cleaning supplies, clothing, and furniture and asks that they are brought to the DeSoto Police Station’s front parking lot between Noon and 2:00 pm. All donations are considered tax-deductible and further details related to this charitable effort are available in the flyer below.