Parade of Lights Saturday
Santa Claus is coming to town Saturday and so is a parade, lots of lights and fireworks.
The annual Parade of Lights, organized by the Burleson Rotary Club, will begin at 6 p.m. from Kerr Middle School. At least 40 individual floats accompanied by music are set to roll in the parade.
Following last year’s changes to the parade route due to construction, the annual parade is back to its old route as the drainage construction project on Johnson Avenue project finished earlier this year.
The parade will come to a stop in Old Town Burleson at the intersection of Johnson Avenue and Ellison Street.
There, the city’s Winter Wonderland will await the parade entrants and watchers.
A 25-foot-tall holiday tree will be decorated with about 10,000 lights, which Mayor Ken Shetter with help from Santa, will light, marking the start of holiday season in the city.
Dancers and singers are also scheduled to perform for the gathered crowds entertainment.
The eventful night ends with a 10-minute long, low-aerial firework display, choreographed to holiday music. Fireworks are scheduled to start at 8 p.m.
Burleson resident Lisa Keese has been involved in setting up the event for the past 20 years. She said the event has grown bigger and better over the years and looking at the forecasted weather, she believes this year also brings much anticipation and excitement.
“It’s a great thing for the Burleson community,” Keese said.
Centennial High School band, drill team and cheerleaders, as well as Burleson High School band, are expected to perform at the event.
“The whole evening is fun-filled, definitely,” Keese added.
The event is free for all ages to attend.