Santa’s Christmas Parade Committee Announces “A Fairy Tale Christmas” Theme

July 25, 2023 - Plans are underway for the 2023 Santa’s Christmas Parade which will be held on Saturday, December 2nd beginning at 6:00pm. The Parade is presented by High Roller Wells. The theme for this year’s parade is “A Fairy Tale Christmas.” Silver Sponsors are Farmers State Bank, Holiday Nursing and Rehabilitation and Specter, Inc.

Categories for the 2023 Parade will include: Individuals, Schools, Businesses, Churches and Civic Organizations. Judges will award cash prizes to the top three places in each category. The Float Competition Sponsor is the City of Center. The Sponsor for the Grand Marshal is Dazzle Me Pink and Blue. This year’s Grand Marshal will be Rose Specter, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award recipient.

Parade float entry registration is free and completed applications must be returned to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office by Monday, November 20th.

It is summer and it is hot, but it is never too early to start planning your float. Decorate your pick up truck, golf cart, horse and buggy etc. Join in the holiday festivities and have fun!

The Taste of the Holidays, sponsored by Shelby Savings Bank, will be held on Thursday, November 30th at the Windham Civic Center from 4:30-7:30pm. There will be delicious food samplings available.

For more information contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682 or email