Registration ends next week for Richardson’s 49th Annual Christmas Parade, to be held Saturday, Dec. 4 along Coit Road and benefiting Network of Community Ministries. This year’s parade theme is “There’s No Place Like Home.” Individuals and groups are encouraged to interpret the theme with costumes, vehicles, pets and floats.

Entry fee is $25 and/or a new, unwrapped toy to benefit Network. The registration form and parade rules can be found online. Deadline for registration is 6 p.m. Nov. 19. Also online is information on how to become a Friend of the Parade and receive reserved seating, complimentary refreshments and a parking pass.

The parade’s award ceremony will be held Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. at Santa’s Village, just prior to the opening night tree-lighting ceremony.