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Celebrate the Season at The 25th Annual Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade
Annual holiday tradition takes a new route kicking off at City Hall this year
DALLAS (November 7, 2012) - Join Children's Medical Center patients and Santa Claus by kicking off the holiday season at the Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. in downtown Dallas. This year's parade is presented by Pizza Hut and historically draws a crowd of more than 350,000 people. The parade is free and open to the public, providing an opportunity for all Dallas families to celebrate.
The 2012 parade boasts a new route starting at City Hall and ending just past The Adolphus Hotel (please see route map). For more information about the parade, including ticket information for bleacher seating and high-res photos, visit www.childrens.com/parade.
Parade highlights include past favorites like Wonder Woman, Classic Batman, Smurfette, Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Hardin-Simmons University "World Famous" Cowboy Band, as well as new additions such as the Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band and a special appearance by Nickelodeon star Liz Gillies. The parade also boasts an array of inflatable balloons, marching bands, costumed characters and performing groups. For a complete parade lineup, visit our Parade Line-up page.
Additionally, three special patient grand marshals' stories will be shared via the WFAA-Ch. 8 live broadcast, which is also nationally syndicated.
- Ethan Fox, age 11 from Dallas
- John Garcia, age 10 from Garland
- Libby Serber, age 7 from Frisco
To learn more about the grand marshals, visit our Grand Marshals page.
About Children's Medical Center
The private, not-for-profit Children's Medical Center is the fifth-largest pediatric healthcare provider in the country, with 559 licensed beds, two full-service campuses and 10 outpatient sites. Children's was the state's first pediatric hospital to achieve Level 1 Trauma status and is the only pediatric teaching facility in North Texas, affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. For more information, please visit www.childrens.com.