Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber holds 40th annual Christmas Parade

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Montgomery County Precinct 5 Constable Chris Jones, the Christmas Parade's Lead Sponsor.

It was a perfect night for the “Magic of Christmas” parade through the streets of Magnolia on Dec. 7. There were close to 100 entries in the parade, including marching bands, school choirs, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, Precinct 5 Constable Chris Jones and State Senator Brandon Creighton, this year’s Parade Grand Marshall.

Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley and his family and staff.

Judges this year for the parade entries included Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce President Bruce Hillegeist and Montgomery County Treasurer Melanie Bush.

Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber President Sandy Barton as well as Judges for the Magnolia Christmas Parade, including Montgomery County Treasurer Melanie Bush and Greater Tomball Chamber of Commerce President Bruce Hillegeist.

“I was super excited when Sandy (Chamber President Sandy Barton) emailed and asked. This is such a privilege, such a wonderful parade, and I love community events like this,” said Bush. I was super excited to have a night time one (parade) to see all the Christmas lights and everything. We go all around the County every year, looking at the best lights we can find, and so my daughter is here with me and is super excited to watch.”

Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber President Sandy Barton.

Preston Mears and his family came out to the parade. In fact, Preston, who was born and raised in Magnolia, said he’s been coming to the parade ever since it started 40 years ago.

Preston Mears and his family at the Magnolia Christmas Parade.

“It’s a good family environment, it’s good times. I’ve been coming here for years. They started doing the night parade, and it’s been wonderful,” said Mears.

Participant in the Magnolia Christmas Parade.

Jenny Gary and Brittany Wells brought their kids to the parade for the first time.

Jenny Gary and Brittany Wells and their kids at the Magnolia Christmas Parade.

“I think it’s because I have a child now and we’re doing lots of local events with children,” said Wells.

Participant in the Magnolia Christmas Parade.

Gary said she likes a nighttime parade, and she came to the parade because Wells and her child attended.

The “Grinch” at the Magnolia Christmas Parade.

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