The 49th Annual Christmas Parade was held today in Richardson with plenty of festive floats and holiday cheer.

“There’s No Place Like Home” was the theme and paid tribute to medical professionals who serve the Richardson community. From school groups and bands to civic organizations and our four-legged friends.

An awards ceremony was held at Santa’s Village earlier this evening with music by the Richardson Community Band and followed by the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Division winners were awarded by a panel of 12 judges based off things like originality, representation of the theme, spirit, enthusiasm, and overall representation of their organization. Here are the winners:

Animal Division for Civic Club/Non Profit

Richardson Animal Shelter

Float Division for Youth

Mustang Mermaids

Float Division for a Non Profit/Civic Group

Huffhines Dance Department

Float Division for a School Club/Organization

St. Paul Catholic Classical School

Marching/Walking Division for School Club/Organization

JJ Pearce Cheer

Marching/Walking Division for Youth

Cub Scout Pack 894

Vehicle Division for a Business/Commercial Group

Golden Chick

Vehicle Division for Civic/Non Profit Group


Specialty Categories:

Spectacular Sparkles Award

RISD Combined Marching Bands

Performance Award

Richardson Gymnastics

Theme-a-rific Award

Dallas Art Therapy

Spirit of Giving Award

Dallas Scooter Meet Up

Spirit Award

Word of Life Church

Grand Marshal’s Award

Southern USA Falum Dafa Association

Chairman’s Elf Award

YMCA Young Bucks

Mayor’s Award

Tumbleeweeds 4-H Club