Annual Christmas Parade & Vendors return

Monday, October 22, 2012

The holiday season is fast approaching and the Mansfield Alive Committee...

Calling on all Parade entries! 

The holiday season is fast approaching and the Mansfield Alive Committee has been busy planning one of the City’s most anticipated yearly events, the Annual Christmas Parade.  The committee is planning one of the largest parades to date… pulling out all the stops.  They anticipate more participation and entries than ever before.  So make ready for a bevy of beautifully decorated floats and automobiles, more marching bands, and of course, the perennial visit from ole St. Nick himself.  This year the parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, beginning at 2 p.m.  Entrants can begin lining up at 11:00 a.m., with all units in place by 1:30p.m.  You may enter the parade in any one of the following categories: floats, automobiles (cars, trucks, and vans), marching bands, performing/marching units for under 10 years of age and 10 years of age and up.  Trophies will be awarded to first, second and third place winners in each category.  The entry fee is $25.00 and is due by November 30th.  If an entry form is received after November 30th, that participant will be placed at the end of the parade and will not be judged.  To enter the parade, cut out the entry form attached to this article and mail or drop it off at City Hall, along with the entry fee.  Entry forms are also available online at or at City Hall.   The mailing address is:  City of Mansfield, Christmas Parade, and P.O. Box 773, Mansfield, LA 71052.  The physical address is:  705 Polk Street, Mansfield, LA.  Forms and fees mailed in should be addressed to the attention of:  Gwen Jones or Marvin Jackson.

Entry forms can be faxed to 318/872-0406, with the fee mailed or delivered to the addresses above, as soon as possible. 

Parade Entries Have Closed

Calling on all Festival vendors!  ------ NEW LOCATION- PLAYLAND PARK

The 2012 Mansfield Alive Christmas Parade & Festival is extending a special invitation to vendors to join the festivities on Dec 8, in Historic Mansfield.  Mansfield Alive is striving to help make this year’s Christmas celebration the best yet with, food, vendors, and live music.  The Festival will begin at 11 a.m. at the PlayLand Park (located near Mansfield City Hall) and the Christmas Parade will roll at 2 p.m.

Vendors can setup their booths on the Festival Day.  We cannot allow vendors to set up the night before.  Vendor spaces are $25.00, 10x10.  Activities in the PlayLand Park will continue throughout the day.  Spaces must be left clean, all debris removed.

Vendors must bring own tables, chairs, stands, etc. Tents are permitted.  Make provision for all the change you will need.  All state and local applicable laws, rules and regulations are required to be followed by each food vendor.

The deadline for vendor applications is Monday, Dec. 3.  For more vendor application or more information, call Mansfield City Hall, 318-872-0406 or simply download a vendor application online at

Vendor Entries are Now Closed