Parades will soon march in Livingston Parish.
The parish will launch into a two-week period of parades in six different cities and towns, beginning Dec. 1 and ending Dec. 15.
Getting things rolling is the City of Walker’s Christmas Parade, which will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1, starting at 2 p.m.
Beginning at Walker High School, the procession will travel east on Burgess Avenue, turn right onto Walker South Road (La. 447), take another right onto Florida Boulevard (U.S. 190), and a take a final right onto Palmetto Drive before returning to the high school.
Line up starts at 10 a.m. at Walker High School, and registration forms are available at www.walker.la.us. For more information, call (225) 665-4356.
The Annual Springfield Christmas Parade will be the next to hit the parish, starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3.
Line-up begins at 6 p.m. at the AmVet Hall, located near the intersection of Highways 42 and 43. The 1.3-mile parade route will head east on Hwy. 42 before going down Main Street and ending at Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 2.
No horses, mules, or animal-drawn wagons are allowed, nor sirens — Christmas music only. Winners of the float contest will be announced at a reception following the parade at the fire department.
The next parade will come in the Town of Livingston on Friday, Dec. 7, starting at 6:30 p.m., with the line-up beginning at 5 p.m.
The parade will head out from Doyle Elementary School and travel south on Charlie Watts Road before turning left onto Will Hughes Road. After that, the procession will turn left onto Frost Road, turn right onto Florida Boulevard, then turn right and end on Circle Drive.
The following day, the Denham Springs Kiwanis Club will hold a “Christmas on the Bayou” Parade starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Because Denham Springs High School will be used as a polling station for the general election that day, vehicles, floats and marchers will assemble at Healing Place Church, located at 569 Florida Ave. SW.
The parade will begin at Healing Place Church and end at the corner of Range Avenue and Veterans Boulevard. Lineup for the parade starts at 9 a.m., and floats and vehicles must enter from Government Street.
The entry form is available on the Kiwanis Club’s Facebook social media page “Denham Springs Kiwanis Club.” The deadline to submit the form is Monday, Dec. 3. The fee is $100, and a late fee of $25 will be charged after Dec. 3. The form can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 8, Denham Springs, LA 70727.
The Town of Albany will hold its annual Christmas Parade on Monday, Dec. 10, beginning at 7 p.m. The parade will begin and end at Albany High School.
Wrapping up the parade action will be the French Settlement Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Parade, which starts at the Moonlight Inn parking lot at noon on Saturday, Dec. 15. The parade will end at French Settlement Elementary.
A rainout date is set for Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.