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Festival of Lights & Lighted Parade 2023

November 13

November 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 8:30 pm

10:00am - 8:30pm

Join the citizens of historic downtown Smithville, Texas for their annual Festival of Lights & Lighted Parade on Dec. 2. The beloved holiday event includes a kids fest, live music, lighted parade, cornhole competition and marketplace in the Smithville Recreation Center and outdoors. And Santa is sure to make an appearance at this family friendly celebration.

Schedule includes the following:

10 a.m. –  4 p.m.

  • Kids Fest Area
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Vendors on Main Street
  • Indoor Vendors in Rec Center

11 a.m.

  • Cornhole Competition at Rec Center7 p.m.
  • Lighted Parade down Main Street


Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce
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Downtown Smithville
Smithville, TX United States + Google Map