The 46th Annual Richardson Christmas Parade took place Dec. 1. The family of Richardson’s Fallen Police Officer David Sherrard served as the parade’s grand marshals. The parade had about 2,000 participants and could not have happened without dozens of volunteers. Parade participants contributed more than 1,000 toys and $3,200 to Network of Community Ministries to assist families in the community over the holidays.

Judges awarded each entry a score. Awards were given to the following entries:

  • Animal-Individual: Dove Creek Ranch
  • Animal-Civic Club/Nonprofit: Richardson Humane Society
  • Float-Religious Org: Word of Life Church
  • Float-School Club/Org: Richardson High School Theatre
  • Float-Civic Club/Nonprofit: Girl Scout Service Unit 163
  • Float-Youth: YMCA Adventure Guides Mohawk ES
  • Marching/Walking-Religious Org: Living Faith Church/Winner’s Chapel
  • Marching/Walking-Civic Club/Nonprofit: Bike Friendly Richardson
  • Marching/Walking-School Club/Org: Richardson Gymnastics Team
  • Marching/Walking-Youth: Tuzer Ballet
  • Vehicle-Business/Commercial: Carpe Diem Preschool
  • Vehicle-Civic Club/Nonprofit: Military Vehicle Preservation

Specialty Awards

  • Mayor’s Award: YMCA
  • Adventure Guides Young Bucks
  • Grand Marshal’s Award: Cub Scouts 871
  • Chairman’s Elf Award: Boy Scouts 1001
  • Spirit Award: RISD Combined Bands
  • Spectacular Sparkles Award: Huffhines Dance
  • Performance Award: Berkner HS Ramblers
  • Theme-a-Rific: Richardson Tennis Center
  • Spirit of Giving Award: Music Learning Band

The City of Richardson would like to express gratitude to every individual that made the parade a success!