The Chamber will host the Annual Christmas Parade Saturday, December 14th in downtown Gatesville. This year's theme, "Duck Dynasty" is sure to bring out the creative spirit in everyone. We expect a record number of parade entries but we don't want to stop there. We are challenging the community as a whole to come out and support the parade in your duck attire. Parades are nostalgic of small town charm and this year's theme will showcase what Gatesville has to offer. We look forward to seeing you parade day- Jack! Parade Registration Form
The participation entry fee for is only $10.
Other Events Include:
Pictures with Santa
- Following the parade head to The Depot to capture a Picture with Santa.
- Vendors will pack The Depot parking lot so get ready to do some Christmas Shopping! Would you like to have a booth at the "Holiday Market"? On Saturday, December 14th from 11:30am - 7pm the Chamber invites you to set up a 10x10 booth in front of The Depot. This is a busy day in Gatesville, beginning with the "Duck Dynasty Parade" and ending with the "Holiday Hay Ride". Don't miss this opportunity to broaden your customer base, reserve your space today, call 254.865.2617. The booth space will cost $25 and you will need to bring any and all equipment or supplies. Over 10 thousand cars pass by The Depot on Hwy 36 each day. Businesses owners can set up a display and pass out coupons to drive customers back to their store location. Perhaps you do not have a store front, this is the perfect opportunity to reach the public. Holiday Market Registration Form
Holiday Hay Ride
- No Christmas is complete without a trip on the Holiday Hay Ride. Saturday, December 14th from 6-9pm the Chamber will offer the "Holiday Hay Ride" at The Depot. Riders pay $1 to claim a seat on a hay bale and ride through downtown Gatesville, as well as some residential neighborhoods, to view the Christmas light displays. The ride will feature the Christmas in the Park at Faunt Le Roy Park in Gatesville. Businesses sponsor different sections of the park to decorate, each year the display grows. Can't wait to see what they add this year! Businesses interested in being a Sponsor for this event may contribute $50 to the Chamber, this will help with essential supplies for the event. In exchange, your business sign will be displayed at the event.
- Businesses are invited to be a Holiday Raffle host. As a host your business agrees to donate a $50 Gift Certificate to the Chamber, the Chamber will provide you with registration slips.. Your customers and employees can register for the "Holiday Raffle". The Chamber will collect all registrations from the participating host locations and draw for winners at the Holiday Hay Ride, Saturday, December 14th at 7pm. Winners are not required to be present to win. Call the Chamber today to participate as a host location, 254.865.2617.
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