Duncanville's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony



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War Memorial Park
101 N Main St.
Duncanville, Texas 75116

In light of forecasted heavy rainfall, it has been decided to postpone our annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony until Friday, December 14, 2018 and CANCEL the holiday parade. Much enjoyment of the event comes from the involvement in the parade and outdoor activities – both of which would be adversely affected by the rain and potential for scattered thunderstorms.

While we regret the need to alter such a fine tradition, the decision to cancel this year’s parade has not come lightly. This eagerly anticipated annual event celebrates family and community and has become a large part of Duncanville’s history. The City would like to thank the thousands of parade faithful who turn out along with the fine organizations featured in the line of march. You are the essence of what makes this parade so special.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you next year.

Tree Lighting Ceremony & Concert

Event Type:    Tree Lighting & Concert

Price:              Free to the Public

Description:   The Duncanville’s Christmas Tree Lighting and Concert will feature commentary by Mayor Barry L. Gordon and the music from Duncanville ISD Choirs.

Date & Time: Friday, December 14, 2018 | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Location:       In front of the War Memorial Park, 101 N Main Street.

Family Activities

Event Type:    Family Activities

Price:              Free to the Public

Description:   Enjoy the festivities hosted by the City of Duncanville’s Park & Recreation Department which include bounce houses and local vendors. Unfortunately, Pictures with Santa will not be re-scheduled to the new date.

Date & Time: Friday, December 14, 2018 | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Location:       N Main Street & Wes Jespersen Way Parking Lot

Special Info:  To become a vendor for this event, register with the Parks & Recreation Department located at 201 James Collins Boulevard.

Christmas Parade – CANCELLED

In consideration of all participants, staff and first responders, we look to minimize adverse effects or inconvenience from the adjustments made to this year’s event. Due to the sheer volume and overwhelming impact caused by street closures and event logistics, the City will suspend the 2018 Christmas Parade portion of the Holiday event.

We will be issuing full refunds to all registered parade participants. Registrants will be contacted within the next 1-2 days to confirm your refund has been issued.

For any questions regarding the parade or refunds, contact Recreation Superintendent Veronica Williams at 972.780.5074 or

Shuttle Service – CANCELLED

Without the need for street closures, unrestricted parking will be readily available surrounding the Main St. area. No shuttle service will be provided for the re-scheduled Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.


All media will be located in front of Roma’s Italian Bistro during the event (100 S Main St #102).

Please contact Recreation Superintendent Veronica Williams at 972.780.5074 for further details regarding media coverage.

For general questions regarding the Duncanville’s Christmas event, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 972.780.5070 or visit

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