Miracles Christmas Parade

Miracles Christmas Parade 1st Saturday in December Step off is at 6 pm Parade runs from 34th and Ave. Q. to 34th and Indiana.
Miracles Christmas Parade Celebrating Christmas. The aroma of firewood, grilled hotdogs and hamburgers filled the air as a Lubbock tradition - Christmas Parade Tailgating was birthed. An estimated 30,000 people line 34th Street for the Miracles Christmas Parade. Smoke from fire pits and cookers hung low in the night sky as lights from brightly lit floats and Christmas lighting from the many decorated shops reflected the holiday cheer. Post parade response from the spectators along 34th street, participants, and city leaders, who are calling this, "An exciting new tradition", is very favorable. Planning is currently underway to make the Miracle Christmas Parade a great success again.
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It doesn't matter if you say, "Feliz Navidad", "Joyeux Noel", "Frohe Weihnachten", or "Buon Natale", it’s still Merry Christmas! Christmas is celebrated all over the world in many, many different ways. Join us for what promises to be the best parade ever. Help us spark the magic of Christmas and the excitement of the season during the Miracles Christmas Parade. Please join us on 34th Street in Lubbock for our version of "A Family Christmas." The parade starts promptly at 6:00 PM and includes lighted units for that extra special effect. Spectators start gathering early in the evening to get the perfect spot to watch marching bands, fire trucks, families, beauty queens, horses, dozens of decorated floats, honored guest and much more. The primary reason for the parade is to give back to the community and to promote an atmosphere of family fun, family entertainment, and togetherness. Each year, the parade will benefit the United States Marines “Toys for Tots”. Each year, we will work to make Christmas a magical season for families on the South Plains, and a time of sharing with those in need. There will be a "Toys for Tots" campaign conducted by the U.S. Marines and the Miracles Christmas Parade. Families will be invited to bring toys to the parade. The U.S. Marines will march along the route and collect toys from the attending families. Together, the citizens of Lubbock and surrounding communities will "Fill the Float". Hot chocolate, coffee, and hot apple cider will be sold at various locations along the parade route to benefit Lubbock charitable organizations. Including Lubbock Independent School Bands. The Miracles Christmas Parade promises to become one of the largest and most important events in the region. Over 30,000 people attending the parade each year. Each year, the event will grow until it is the primary Christmas event in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Families have begun a tradition of "camping out" at the same location each year. Spectators will gather along 34th Street to enjoy this new holiday event.

Mission: The Miracles Christmas Parade exists to bring cheer to every spectator, participant and organizer and to provide families and individuals an event that will build lasting holiday memories. The Miracles Parade is produced by a group of community volunteers that donated their time.

We are extending the entry deadline till tomorrow.   Tuesday, December 3.    We have had several people wanting to enter...
12/02/2019

We are extending the entry deadline till tomorrow. Tuesday, December 3. We have had several people wanting to enter that just haven't had enough time since the parade is a week earlier this year to get in. Bring your filled out applications to the meeting Tuesday night.

You must attend the mandatory meeting: Tuesday night, December 3, 2019 || 6:00 P.M.
Sunset Family Life Building – 3631 34th

What: 15th Annual Miracles Christmas Parade
When: December 7, 2019
Where: Avenue Q to Indiana Avenue
Time: 6:00 PM
Theme: A West Texas Christmas

1st Place $200
2nd Place $150
3rd Place $100

Please email us at: [email protected] if you plan to enter.

APPLICATION: www.miraclesparade.com

The deadline is approaching for the Miracle Christmas Parade entry deadline.    Don't miss the parade December 7th.
11/26/2019

The deadline is approaching for the Miracle Christmas Parade entry deadline. Don't miss the parade December 7th.

Parade Chairman Jason Davis caught up with Mr. Santa Claus himself on his visit today at Dillard’s...   Santa says he is...
11/15/2019

Parade Chairman Jason Davis caught up with Mr. Santa Claus himself on his visit today at Dillard’s...

Santa says he is super excited to see everyone December 7th, naughty or nice and says don’t forget to bring a toy for the US Marines Toys for Tots and make a difference in children’s lives throughout West Texas. 

11/11/2019
Miracles Christmas Parade

We are working hard on this years parade and excited to have several participants already signed up and ready to go. Remember deadline is Nov 29. Application and information is available at:

www.miraclesparade.com

This years theme: West Texas Christmas

What: 15th Annual Miracles Christmas Parade
When: December 7, 2019
Where: 34th Street from Avenue Q to Indiana Avenue
Time: 6:00 PM

Prizes:
1st Place $200
2nd Place $150
3rd Place $100

Excited to see everyone there.

Everything you need to know about the Miracles Christmas Parade

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July from all of us at the Miracles Christmas Parade.
07/04/2019

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July from all of us at the Miracles Christmas Parade.

Hope everyone is enjoying this first day of summer or the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere!    Remember to wea...
06/21/2019

Hope everyone is enjoying this first day of summer or the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere! Remember to wear that sunscreen! I am enjoying some time during the first day of the Winter Solstice in Bora Bora in the Southern Hemisphere. Triple digits possible today Texas. Ho Ho Ho! Stay cool.

Miracles Christmas Parade's cover photo
06/04/2019

Miracles Christmas Parade's cover photo

Miracle Christmas Parade Chairman Jason Davis presented a check to Josh Shaw, Director of the Coronado High School Band ...
05/11/2019

Miracle Christmas Parade Chairman Jason Davis presented a check to Josh Shaw, Director of the Coronado High School Band during their Band Banquet Friday night. The Lubbock area McDonald's where our band sponsor last year and all the money goes back to our bands that participate in the parade.

A big thanks to McDonald's for their support of the parade and music in our schools!

On to Monterrey and Lubbock High.

The Miracles Christmas Parade organization is asking for prayers for one of our own.    Wrangler Larry Lindsey has been ...
04/25/2019

The Miracles Christmas Parade organization is asking for prayers for one of our own. Wrangler Larry Lindsey has been with us since the first step off of the parade -- our "first" Wrangler.

Monday evening, Larry was in a serious vehicle accident and is in serious condition. Any of you who know Larry know that he is selfless, caring, giving, and just an all-around great human being. He and his family need prayers and well wishes. He has a tough journey ahead.

Let us "be the Miracle" and help out a Wrangler that has loved doing so much for all of us and the community.

If you have a story about Larry we would love to hear it.

The Miracles Christmas Parade would like to wish Texas Tech Cheer and Pom Squads the best of luck in Daytona at the 2019...
04/02/2019

The Miracles Christmas Parade would like to wish Texas Tech Cheer and Pom Squads the best of luck in Daytona at the 2019 NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship this Thursday and Friday in Florida. TTU Cheer was national champions in 2017 and TTU Pom has been national champions for 2017 and 2018.

The Cheer and Pom groups where the parade Grand Marshal in 2017 and we always enjoy them being part of the parade.

Good Luck in DAYTONA!

Santa says you all have been "very good"!

Happy Groundhog Day!   The groundhog wakes up from hibernation on February 2.If the groundhog sees its shadow when it em...
02/02/2019

Happy Groundhog Day!

The groundhog wakes up from hibernation on February 2.

If the groundhog sees its shadow when it emerges from its burrow, there will be six more weeks of winter.

If it does not see its shadow, spring will arrive soon.

This tradition started in Europe as Candlemas Day. Germans who settled in Pennsylvania in the 1700s brought the custom to America.

Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil is the most well-known, but more than a dozen states celebrate with their own groundhogs, such as Georgia's General Beauregard Lee and Buckeye Chuck in Ohio and Punxsutawney Phil - in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

His full name is "Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinary.''

Phil has correctly predicted the beginning of spring 100% of the time, according to his owners. However, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the groundhog shows "no predictive skill" for the last few years.

The backs of reindeers eyes are golden in the summer but in the winter they turn blue to help them see in low light.
01/07/2019

The backs of reindeers eyes are golden in the summer but in the winter they turn blue to help them see in low light.

01/01/2019
12/25/2018
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;The stockings ...
12/25/2018

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;

And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, DASHER! now, DANCER! now, PRANCER and VIXEN! On, COMET! on CUPID! on, DONNER and BLITZEN!

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky, So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;

A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!

Clark Griswald spotting...  😂🎅🏻
12/23/2018

Clark Griswald spotting... 😂🎅🏻

12/23/2018
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This Christmas let old arguments fall by the wayside. Come together no matter the differences. Cherish the time with others. Look for the good. Merry Christmas

On Christmas Day,1914, rifles were put down and the violence stopped.

I’ll just be laying here waiting for Santa if you need me.  🎅🏻   4 more days till Christmas, who is excited!
12/21/2018

I’ll just be laying here waiting for Santa if you need me. 🎅🏻

4 more days till Christmas, who is excited!

12/15/2018

A lot of work goes into making Christmas cookies, let’s see some of y’all’s designs.. 💕🙌🏻

12/14/2018

Some great holiday music at the Monterey Bands Holiday Concert this evening!! Great job bands!!!

Miracles Christmas Parade's cover photo
12/10/2018

Miracles Christmas Parade's cover photo

12/08/2018
2018 Wild West Harley-Davidson Parade Float

Thank you Wild West Harley Davidson for showing us your float. Look forward to seeing you next year!!!

2018 Miracles Christmas Parade float entry by Wild West Harley-Davidson, Lubbock TX.

If you had planned to bring a toy to the US Marines Toys For Tots during the parade they would still very much appreciat...
12/08/2018

If you had planned to bring a toy to the US Marines Toys For Tots during the parade they would still very much appreciate them!!!!!

Toys can be dropped off at any Starbucks, most of the stores in the West End shopping center, including Cabelas, Nike, Aspen Creek restaurant, Teddy Jack's restruant, Great Clips off 82nd street, AT&T stores and all T-Mobile stores in Lubbock will gladly accept them..

Lets not let the Marines down!!!!!

12/08/2018

Parade Chairman Jason Davis

12/08/2018

Planning for the Miracles Christmas Parade begins in January each year with all efforts directed at the Parade date on the 2nd Saturday in December. Fitting the Parade between other important events into the calendar is much like putting a giant puzzle together. We wish rescheduling the Parade to another Saturday was an option, but it is not. In kind donations, staff and volunteer schedules and services make up a big part of this. Insurance for the Parade was purchased months ago for this one day, scheduling between Texas Tech graduation, the Lubbock Police officers that provide over 50 officers that keep everyone safe, the street department that provides 2 miles of barriers, the sanitation and street departments and with the many bands and school groups that participate in the parade, makes it impossible to reschedule a Christmas parade at this late date.

12/08/2018

PARADE CANCELLED!!!!!

A great unknown each year of the Miracles Christmas Parade is the weather. We have been blessed with great parade weather every year of the parade except one- now, make that two! We are thankful for the moisture, but with 8 inches of snow, we have determined that it is not safe or logistically feasible and safe to put the Parade on this year and must cancel the Miracles Christmas Parade for 2018. We are disappointed, but want to sincerely thank all the volunteers that worked tirelessly to make the Parade happen. We want to thank our wonderful sponsors that generously contributed to bring this joyful event to West Texas, and we want to thank the many participants who worked hard to build and decorate their beautiful floats.

Jason Davis
Parade Chairman

When the Miracles Christmas Parade needs power we plug right in to United Rentals.   Their portable generator powers our...
12/07/2018

When the Miracles Christmas Parade needs power we plug right in to United Rentals. Their portable generator powers our entire broadcast area. #pluggedin

If you missed the holiday concerts from the Lubbock ISD schools then you really missed a treat.    The musicians we have...
12/07/2018

If you missed the holiday concerts from the Lubbock ISD schools then you really missed a treat. The musicians we have in this town are absolutely outstanding. Great groups showing why music in our school is so important.

A few of our parade crew caught several of the programs this week at the Lubbock high schools that where top notch!

(Photo: Director Josh Shaw directs the Coronado Symphonic Wind Ensemble in a fun arrangement of Oracle by Eric Ruth on Thursday night.)

Metro by T Mobile is our Parade Wrangler Sponsor.   This year they will be handing out FREE Hot Chocolate at their 34th ...
12/06/2018

Metro by T Mobile is our Parade Wrangler Sponsor. This year they will be handing out FREE Hot Chocolate at their 34th and University location during the parade. Stop by and see them.

With all the moving parts of the parade, it is super important to be able to communicate with each other.    Our Wrangle...
12/06/2018

With all the moving parts of the parade, it is super important to be able to communicate with each other. Our Wranglers, and parade staff stay connected while we manage 50 plus entries down our 2 mile parade route with two-way communications from our sponsor South Plains Communications We thank them for always being willing to make the Miracles Christmas Parade a priority along with keeping us connected!! 😍

South Plains Communications proudly offers a variety of additional services to assist you in any of your two-way communication needs. They serve West Texas and have offices in Lubbock and Amarillo.

Due to the size of the parade this year we are short two ATV's or UTV's we are looking for two more to make sure the par...
12/06/2018

Due to the size of the parade this year we are short two ATV's or UTV's we are looking for two more to make sure the parade runs smoothly. If you have one or know someone willing to help out please email us. Of if you know a company that might have them.

[email protected]

12/05/2018
Friends of the parade.   We have an entry that lost their pickup to pull their float.   If you have or know someone that...
12/05/2018

Friends of the parade. We have an entry that lost their pickup to pull their float. If you have or know someone that would be willing to pull the Gospel Brass Band during the parade we are searching for a truck able to pull a goose-neck trailer. If interested we would be much appreciated.

Please email us: [email protected]

The United States Marine Honor Guard always steps off the start of the Miracles Christmas Parade.   The Color Guard is a...
12/05/2018

The United States Marine Honor Guard always steps off the start of the Miracles Christmas Parade.

The Color Guard is a four-member formation – consisting of the senior Marine and Color Sergeant carrying the National Colors, a Marine carrying the Marine Corps Colors, and two rifle bearers. The Color Guard is responsible for rendering appropriate military honors.

This traditional formation adds dignity to any military-related activity, parade, or civic event by showing respect to our Nation and those who have served.

The primary purpose for the Honor Guard is to provide funeral honors for fallen comrades and to guard national monuments. An Honor Guard may also serve as the "guardians of the colors" by displaying and escorting the national flag on ceremonial occasions at official state functions. Military Honor Guards may also serve as ambassadors to the public, as they do with the Miracles Christmas Parade presenting a positive image of their service, and assisting with the recruiting effort – color guards can be seen at many sporting events, special events and leading our parade on Saturday at 6pm.

We are honored to have them! 🇺🇸

One of our favorite groups every year are the antique tractors!
12/05/2018

One of our favorite groups every year are the antique tractors!

Some of the parade floats are super original and creative!    We always look forward to the incredible things our partic...
12/05/2018

Some of the parade floats are super original and creative! We always look forward to the incredible things our participants come up with!

Just 3 more days till the Miracles Christmas Parade!!!

Baby It’s Cold Outside, but the forecast for Saturday night is clear weather and no wind for the 14th annual Miracles Ch...
12/05/2018

Baby It’s Cold Outside, but the forecast for Saturday night is clear weather and no wind for the 14th annual Miracles Christmas Parade. The parade will go on as planned unless officials deem there is a danger to participants and spectators form ice on the streets.

The Miracles Christmas Parade is a winter parade and parade officials always expect cold weather and plan accordingly. Only one time in the parade’s 15 year history were weather conditions bad enough to cancel the parade. Saturday’s forecast is not projected to be severe at 6:00 PM parade step-off. 6:00 pm step-off forecast is partly cloudy with temps mid to upper 30's. This is normal weather for the parade. Don't get spooked. Plan accordingly and come have FUN!

Come join the thousands of spectators tough enough to line the streets for this year’s Miracles Christmas Parade. We are Texans, after all, and a little cool weather never stops us!

See you Saturday night!

Tom's Tree Place has always gone above and beyond on their float.   We are excited to see what they come up with this ye...
12/05/2018

Tom's Tree Place has always gone above and beyond on their float. We are excited to see what they come up with this year.

David Baker has been part of the parade since the beginning and has taken up the art of giving to a mega level.    Each ...
12/05/2018

David Baker has been part of the parade since the beginning and has taken up the art of giving to a mega level. Each year Baker and his family collect thousands of toys to give to the US Marines Toy for Tots. With help from Dollar General we hear his total this year is over 3000 toys! Thank you David for being our real Christmas Miracle!

Wranglers Lindsey, Crockett, and Warren going over the parade lineup.    This years parade will be the biggest in our 14...
12/05/2018

Wranglers Lindsey, Crockett, and Warren going over the parade lineup. This years parade will be the biggest in our 14 years. Safety and organization are a must. Our Wranglers are each assigned to a group and that is your go to person during the parade for our participants.

#gowranglers

We don't care how you watch the Miracles Christmas Parade as long as you come and enjoy!  🤣
12/04/2018

We don't care how you watch the Miracles Christmas Parade as long as you come and enjoy! 🤣

Don't forget parade participants!    Mandatory meeting tonight!
12/04/2018

Don't forget parade participants! Mandatory meeting tonight!

In the parades past we have had many notables.    Here Coach Marsha Sharp and the Texas Tech Women's Basketball team whe...
12/04/2018

In the parades past we have had many notables. Here Coach Marsha Sharp and the Texas Tech Women's Basketball team where honored during the Miracles Christmas Parade.

This year the Texas Tech Men's Basketball Elite Eight where invited to be in the parade. Sadly they were unable to attend but the Miracles Christmas Parade and our 30,000 plus fans are wishing them a great season this year!

12/04/2018
Since the start of the Miracles Christmas Parade,  Family PowerSports Lubbock has been there as a sponsor providing the ...
12/03/2018

Since the start of the Miracles Christmas Parade, Family PowerSports Lubbock has been there as a sponsor providing the Parade Wranglers the tools to ensure a safe and smooth parade for over 30,000 spectators. We could not do it without them! Stop and see them at their newly renovated location. And thank them for supporting this free community event.

https://www.familypowersports.com/

Address

PO Box 65813
Lubbock, TX
79464

General information

December 12th, 2015 Step off is 6:00pm Parade runs from 34th & Avenue Q and heads west to Indiana Ave.

Opening Hours

Saturday 17:00 - 21:00

Telephone

(806) 741-7271

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