Families lined up along North Coit Road this weekend for Richardson’s 51st Annual Christmas Parade.

It was filled with colorful floats, festive music and marching bands. Groups and organizations, even many of our four-legged friends made their way from Richardson High School to J.J. Pearce High School, helping kickoff the holiday season.

This year’s theme was The Parade of Misfit Toys.

Each parade entry was judged. Awards handed out to those able to best interpret the theme. The winners, celebrated during the kickoff to Santa’s Village at Huffhines Park.

Awards went to the following:

  • Richardson Humane Society
  • Mustang Mermaids
  • UTD Johnson School Engineering and Computer
  • St. Joseph Catholic School
  • Tumbleweeds 4H Club
  • Berkner H.S. Ramblers
  • Cub Scout Pack 894
  • Nancy LaFancy

Specialty Awards went to the following:

  • St. Paul Classical Catholic School
  • North Texas Home School Fine Arts
  • Huffhines Dance Department
  • North Dallas Scooter Meetup
  • Central Church
  • Adventure Guides Rainbow Hawks
  • Cub Scout Pack 871
  • Pioneer Technology Arts Academy Interact Club

In the spirit of giving, a big thank you to the Network of Community Ministries. The organization benefits from the parade.

This year, the Parade had 50 entries and an estimated 1,100 participants in the parade.