City of Rockwall Announces a Full Day of Christmas Festivities

No matter what the weather experts predict for this weekend, it will look like a winter wonderland in Rockwall. We’ll even have SNOW in the downtown square! This Saturday, December 1 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., there will be a whole host of activities to help bring on the holiday season.

First on the agenda is the 49th annual Kiwanis Christmas parade, which starts at the Rockwall County Courthouse (1111 E. Yellowjacket Ln.) and winds through Old Town Rockwall for all to see and enjoy (see map for parade route). This parade has been a fun family tradition in Rockwall for nearly 50 years and it’s still going strong.

Next, the small town holiday spirit continues with the Hometown Christmas celebration in Historic Downtown Rockwall. Just a few of the day’s activities include Christmas carolers, a puppet theater, food trucks, bounce houses, and pictures with Santa.

Again this year are snow flurries on the San Jacinto Plaza and a snow tubing hill—and both offer endless opportunities for festive family photos. Last year thousands came out to enjoy this exciting annual event on the square.

The celebration wraps up with the 35th annual Christmas Tree Lighting on the lawn in front of City Hall (385 S. Goliad St.). This is a can’t miss event that’s complete with bounce houses, a photo opportunity with Santa, free Christmas cookies and hot chocolate bar—all as lively holiday music fills the air.

For more information about the day’s events, please visit


File photographs: Rockwall Hometown Christmas 2017.


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