Annual Opelousas Children’s Christmas Parade Scheduled for Dec. 14

November 9, 2023

The City of Opelousas is pleased to announce that the Opelousas Children’s Christmas Parade will roll through downtown on Thursday, December 14, at 6 p.m.  The parade will begin at the eastern entrance of the city at Landry and Academy Streets near Le Vieux Village and then continue west through downtown ending at the intersection of Landry and Bullard Streets.

The Opelousas Children’s Christmas Parade will feature colorfully lit floats, marching bands, community organizations, dance groups, and of course everyone’s favorite, Santa Claus. The cost to enter a large unit (18-wheeler, motor home, party barge, etc.) is $75, small trailers are $50 and cars or pickups are $20. There is no charge for those riding bicycles or walking. Businesses and organizations can also sponsor a float for $750.  Additional sponsorships related to the parade are also available.

Parade entry forms should be submitted by 4 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2023.  Forms can be dropped off to Opelousas City Hall located at 105 North Main Street, Opelousas, Louisiana or mailed to Opelousas Tourism, 828 East Landry Street, Opelousas, LA 70570.

The City of Opelousas Tourism is also seeking parade volunteers to assist the evening of the event. For questions related to the parade, please email or call Opelousas Tourism at 337-948-6263 or 1-800-424-5442.

Christmas Parade Entry Form

Christmas Parade Sponsor Opportunities

Christmas Parade Guidelines


Last modified: November 9, 2023

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