While many cities in the Valley have cancelled their Christmas celebratesion, the City of Port Isabel will hold its 13th annual Hometown Christmas Holiday Parade, Saturday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.
Participants and spectators will be asked to follow all COVID-19 safety precautions for this event and socially distant along the parade route.
Float participants will be asked to keep their numbers to a minimum so they may socially distant themselves on parade floats.
Staging for the parade will take place at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Laguna Madre Youth Center on Port Road. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. The parade route will head east on Queen Isabella Blvd. (Hwy. 100) and end at the Port Isabel Events & Cultural Center at 309 E. Railroad Ave.
Parade applications must be in by Friday, Dec. 11. Any application received after that date will be inserted at the end of the parade line-up in the order it is received.
Parade line up begins at 4:30 p.m., and the parade begins at 6:00 p.m. Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place. Winners will be notified and announced on social media. Awards can be picked up at the Port Isabel City Hall beginning on Monday, December 14.
Applications [Parade Application, Rules & Waiver] can be mailed to 305 E. Maxan Street, Port Isabel, TX 78578, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (956) 943-2029. Applications can also be dropped off at the Port Isabel City Hall (305 E. Maxan Street). For more information call (956) 943-2682.
The City of Port Isabel’s Public Works Department will also be decorating the Highway 100 medians with festive holiday lights and more. A longtime tradition, the City of Port Isabel adds new and exciting features each year.