Celebrate the Holiday Season with the City of Irving
The Holiday Extravaganza is a two-part event, featuring a community parade through the Heritage District followed by a stage show at Irving City Hall, featuring live music, free hot chocolate and a visit from Santa. The evening concludes around 6:30 p.m. with the lighting of the city holiday tree and a fireworks display. This annual celebration is a tradition for many Irving families.
Join the Parade
Applications for the 2016 Holiday Extravaganza Parade are now being accepted. Families, businesses, community organizations and neighborhoods are encouraged to enter a decorated vehicle, float or walking group. Registration is free and can be completed online! Click the link below to submit an entry; applications are due by Monday, Nov. 14.
The theme for the 2016 parade is: Christmas Tales and Toys. Participants are encouraged to take the creative challenge to decorate floats and/or dress in costume in order to bring a favorite holiday fable or toy to life. Some traditional holiday favorites include "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "The Nutcracker", "The Night Before Christmas", and toys such as bikes, sleighs, dolls, various board games and more.
Parade participants can choose to illustrate characters in the books or the overall theme of the story. However, the City of Irving will feature the only Santa Claus in the parade procession.
Parade Entry Submission Form
Parade Participant Waiver
*Toyota of Irving has made a special offer to Holiday Extravaganza participants! To assist potential participants without access to a truck, Toyota of Irving will allow licensed and insured adults to borrow a truck for use during the parade (while supplies last). Trucks can be used to tow decorated trailers and floats. For more information, contact Mark Baker at (972) 505-1437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check back for more information about the 2016 Holiday Extravaganza.