Holidays at Heritage

Celebrate the holidays with activities the entire month of December with free events for the entire family at the newly renovated Heritage Park. See the festivities listed below on the calendar for additional information.  

Parade Participant Meeting

Participants must attend the mandatory parade meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. in the City Hall's Council Chambers, 825 W. Irving Blvd.

Celebrate Irving's Holidays at Heritage! Dec. 4-18.

Holidays at Heritage Events 

  1. Dec. 4
  2. Dec. 10
  3. Dec. 11
  4. Dec. 17
  5. Dec. 18

Parade and Tree Lighting    

6 to 9 p.m.

Heritage District

The festive annual Christmas Parade will help kick off the Holidays at Heritage series of events this season. This year's parade and tree lighting will take place, Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Don't miss this year's "Rudolph, Light the Way" parade as it lights the streets along Second Street and Irving Boulevard in Irving's Heritage District. Click here to view the parade route.

Following the parade, visit Heritage Park for the annual traditional tree lighting ceremony and activities until 9 p.m. Enjoy photos with Santa, caricature artists,  ice carver demonstration, live music, food vendors and more. 

Parade and Tree Lighting Schedule:

  • 6 p.m. Parade begins
  • 6:15 p.m. Live performance, Two Far Gone, at Heritage Park stage
  • 7:30 p.m. Photos with Santa begin
  • 7:30 p.m. Live performance, Jack Mason Band, at Heritage Park stage
  • 8:30 p.m. Tree Lighting 
  • 9 p.m. Activities Conclude

Annual Centennial Holiday Lights 

dec. 4-26, dusk to 10 p.m. Daily

Centennial Park, 444 W. Second St.

The free holiday lights display affords a leisurely stroll through one of the jewels of Irving’s Heritage District - Centennial Park. The park is decorated with 60,000 lights on the fences, trees and bridge, and walkways are lit on each side to keep pathways visible for visitors after dark. This holiday tradition is staffed 24/7, and portable restrooms are available onsite. Visitors can ask the on-duty city staff any questions they have about the decorations. Bike riding is not permitted through the display.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (972) 721-2501