Cameron’s Chamber of Commerce will host its Christmas in Toy Country themed parade around Cameron’s historic downtown plaza on December 2.
Activities will begin at 5 p.m. with music, food trucks, wine trucks, crafts and more. Triple C Wine Wagon, Rockdale Coffee Roasters, Kona Ice, Jazzy J’s Southern Way, and Hot Corners Food Trucks will bring food and drink downtown.
Vendors will be there before, during and after the parade. Arts / Crafts and, as well as farmer’s market vendors with jams, jellies, pickles and more. The New Vision Ministry church will offer Mexican sweet bread. In addition, there will be face painting, children’s toys, and other vendors will also have Christmas gifts. Other vendors will offer funnel cakes, corn dogs, fries, and other items for sale.
The deadline for accepting parade registrations and supplier nominations is November 22. Please register early. Visit @ cameron-tx.com or call the chamber.
Enjoy live Christmas music in the Gazebo with Cameron’s local favorite, South 77 Band; which will start at 5:30 p.m. and will continue to play even after the parade. Let the music fill your soul with the spirit of Christmas.
The parade begins at 6:30 p.m., join in the festivities by watching our local businesses, and individuals create floats that come to life with Christmas-themed decorations and characters in Toy Land.
The Chamber awards prizes for the best decorated float, the best decorated vehicle and other best decorated entries. There have been over 65 registrations over the past four years to participate in the parade. It is one of the best in central Texas.
Santa will be downtown from 5 p.m., in his specially designed Santa Workshop in the middle of the square, donated by United Portable Buildings.
“This year it’s about giving,” said Casey Wiggins of United Portable Building. “That’s why we’re donating the studio to the Cameron Chamber for a raffle. ”
Wiggins said he knew chambers around the world had struggled this year and that United Portable Buildings wanted to give back, to help support businesses in the community and attract tourism to Cameron.
“The donation is a blessing for the chamber and we are extremely grateful to United Portable Building,” said chamber manager Melanie Reed.
Micah Holcombe, Speaker-elect of the House and Chairman of the Christmas Parade, was speechless when Wiggins announced they were donating the building. Micah lost his father, Garry Karber, last January, and the theme of Christmas in Toy Land was to be his special gift for his family and community.
The workshop is a 10×16 foot cabin, red with white trim and metal roof, valued at $ 6,000. Raffle tickets will be on sale during the parade; $ 20 for a ticket or six for $ 100. Buy a parade ticket or visit the chamber’s website page @ cameron-tx.com, or you can visit the Cameron Chamber of Commerce office at 102 East 1st., Or call the chamber at (254) 697-4979.
Donations continue as the House assists the Milam County Sheriff’s Department with Brown Santa toy collections.
The Chamber will have decorated boxes at each corner of the inner plaza, during the parade, to receive donations of toys to be given to the Brown Santa Project. If you would like to make a donation to the parade, the boxes will be staffed and ready to receive your donation.
Don’t forget to explore our decorated historic downtown and Toyland themed decorated businesses. Then, take a tour of the city to see beautifully decorated houses.
The festivities begin at 5 p.m. and we invite you to stay after the parade to enjoy the music and vendors to purchase local items for Christmas gifts.
Visit www.cameron-tx.com for updates and other events, or call (254) 697-4979.