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Christmas parade lights up downtown Breckenridge; caroling, other events planned

Christmas parade lights up downtown Breckenridge; caroling, other events planned
December 12
11:55 2021

The entries in the 2021 Breckenridge Christmas Parade on Wednesday, Dec. 8, reflected the ideas of “What Christmas Means to Me” for those who built and rode on the floats.

The Stephens County Jeepers, with multiple decorated Jeeps, placed second in the Breckenridge Christmas Parade contest. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The event was sponsored by the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce and featured more than 20 entries, ranging from traditional flat-bed style floats to Jeeps festooned with Christmas lights. The parade wrapped up with the annual appearance of Santa Claus riding on a Breckenridge fire truck.

The event also included a Dippin’ Dots booth by Copperleaf Properties, a hot chocolate table hosted by First National Bank, and a Toys for Tots collection by Wallace Insurance.

Judging the parade were Colton Buckley, CEO and executive director of the Breckenridge Economic Development Corp.; State Rep. Glenn Rogers; and, Eastland County Sheriff Jason Weger.

The first place winner in the parade was the Whoville-themed float by the Stephens County 4-H.

Second place went to the Stephens County Jeepers, and third place was won by Girl Scout Troop 8356 with their “Happy Birthday Jesus” float.

Click here to see the Breckenridge Texan’s Photo Gallery featuring photos of the parade by Tony Pilkington.

Local Christmas activities will continue this week and next. A group of Breckenridge residents is planning to go Christmas caroling, beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20. They’re going to meet at the high school parking lot and then go around town singing carols for about two hours. For more information, visit the Facebook Group page “Christmas Caroling” or contact Donna Walker at 254-522-4448 or walker32570@outlook.com.

Other upcoming events
  • Breckenridge third-graders will present their annual Christmas play at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, in Bailey Auditorium.
  • On Wednesday, Dec. 15, Breckenridge second graders will be singing Christmas carols at the Stephens County Courthouse from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Stephens Memorial Hospital is collecting Christmas stockings for residents who receive home-delivered meals, as well as for local nursing home residents. They are asking anyone who can to get a Christmas stocking and fill it with goodies for the home-bound and nursing home residents. Some suggested items for the stockings include lap blankets, socks, hats, scarves, gloves, non-perishable pre-packaged snacks, activity books, pens, lotions and body wash. The Christmas stockings can be dropped off at the hospital, 200 S. Geneva, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. They will be collecting the stockings through Dec. 17. For more information, call Chris Curtis at 254-559-2241.
  • The Blast Dance Co. will present a “Dancing in a Winter Wonderland” recital at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at Bailey Auditorium. There will be a $5 entry fee for those 14 and older. Children ages 13 and younger will be admitted at no charge.
  • The movie “Elf” will be shown at Breckenridge’s National Theatre, 116 E. Walker, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19. The box office will open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets will cost $5 for adults and $3 for students. Concessions will be available.
  • First Baptist Church of Breckenridge will present “A Night of Worship,” featuring the sounds of the season, beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19.

Breckenridge’s Girl Scout Troop 8356 earned third place in the Christmas Parade contest with their float themed “Happy Birthday Jesus.” (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: The Stephens County 4-H float won first place in the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Parade contest on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Their float featured a Whoville theme from the story “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Click here to see more photos from the parade. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

 


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