We regret to say that after a discussion by the board, we have decided to cancel the Christmas Parade.
The forecast currently is for 100% rain on Saturday with temps in the mid 40’s and a wind of 10 to 20 mph. We just can’t fight Mother Nature.
This wasn’t an easy decision. There has been a lot of work put into this parade to have it cancelled, but we think it is for the best.
ROCKWALL, TEXAS – November 30, 2016 – Come to Rockwall this weekend for a whole host of Christmas activities! Due to the predicted rain for Saturday in the area, there have been a lot of questions about the status of the Christmas events in Rockwall this weekend.
Most of the events for the Hometown Christmas Celebration in Downtown Rockwall have been moved to Sunday. However, the parade and the tree lighting events will still take place on Saturday as originally scheduled. In case of rain on Saturday evening, the Tree Lighting Ceremony will move indoors to The Center at 108 East Washington Street. Here is a breakdown of what is still on, and what has been moved:
Saturday, December 3
9:00 a.m. – Kiwanis Christmas Parade (From Rockwall County Library thru Old Town Rockwall)
11:30 a.m. – Pictures with Santa at the Historic Rockwall County Courthouse, Downtown (TBD)
6 p.m. – Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall (In case of rain, moves to The Center)
Sunday, December 4
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hometown Christmas Celebration in Downtown Rockwall
- Ice Skating Rink
- Find Frosty Scavenger Hunt
- Giant Snow Globe (Photo Opportunity)
- Huge Toboggan Inflatable Slide
- World’s Tallest Snowman Inflatable Bounce House
- Dallas Puppet Theater
- Vintage Carolers
- Hot Chocolate Bar and Food
For questions about the parade, please email: parade@RockwallKiwanis.org. For up to the minute information about the events on Sunday, please check Facebook: Downtown Rockwall Texas.