Plano’s holiday parade returns with a “March of the Toys” theme

Plano Parade 1960s. Photography provided by Sam and Kemper Smith.

For the first time since before COVID-19, the Plano holiday parade is returning, and its back downtown for the first time since the DART tracks were added.

Plano Parade 1960s. Photography provided by Sam and Kemper Smith.

Held on December 10, the parade is set on a “March of the Toys” theme.

The theme isn’t the only change this year. Six local Rotary Clubs have partnered to host the parade as The Rotary Clubs of Plano with the City of Plano.

Plano Parade 1960s. Photography provided by Sam and Kemper Smith.

“The Rotary Clubs of Plano are very excited to be the host. These clubs have been an important part of this city and have had an impact with fundraising for veterans, non-profit organizations and many other efforts to help the community. Rotary is an organization that gives back, and this is another way to show how we can give back to the Plano community,” said Liz Lansing, parade co-chair and immediate past president of the North Texas Pioneers Rotary Club.

Plano Parade 1960s. Photography provided by Sam and Kemper Smith.

The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. at 18th Street and M Avenue and last an hour. A “Toyland” festival will follow in the north parking lot of the Plano Municipal Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with Santa, food trucks, vendors and a kids’ zone.

To register a float, become a vendor, or learn more about the parade or festival, go to rotaryparadesofplano.com.

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