This Saturday in Downtown Nacogdoches, the Nine Flags Christmas Festival and Parade will have some familiar looks and a few different ones.

The Nacogdoches Area United Way and Visit Nacogdoches (CVB) are teaming up to put on another great Nine Flags Festival and Lighted Christmas Parade. This year, you're encouraged the grab the perfect viewing spot at Festival Park (507 S. Pecan Street) and enjoy the Lighted Christmas Parade as it travels a new route in 2023.

Then...after the parade is over, stay for the first-ever Party in the Park.

Visit Nacogdoches is sponsoring live music with the Elise Road Band. The San Antonio based band will play Christmas hits and a variety of other music while guests enjoy food trucks, vendors and family fun

The event kicks off immediately after the Lighted Christmas Parade ends. Set up camp at Festival Park to view the parade and secure a prime view of the band.
This event is FREE to the public. Bring the whole family, plus pets are welcome on a leash.

This year's parade theme is "Christmas Around the World!"

The Lighted Christmas Parade has been a Nacogdoches tradition for many years. In 2015, the event was turned over to Nacogdoches Area United Way, whose volunteers were proud to continue the tradition. Parade entries come from local businesses, schools, churches, and individuals, and include decorated floats, vehicles, and walking groups.

Due to ongoing construction in the Mound/Park Street area, this year’s parade will start on Mound Street and travel through the downtown area before heading down Pecan Street.
The suggested primary viewing area for residents will be in Festival Park, which the route will circumvent as it travels down Pecan Street, across Craven and back up through South Fredonia Street. The parade will then take Main Street over to Mound Street, where it will wrap up in the area of Thomas J. Rusk Elementary School.

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