It's the most wonderful time of the year and its time to get ready to see the big man Santa Claus as he arrives in Central Texas this weekend for the 55th Annual Killeen Christmas Parade!

This FREE holiday tradition will wind through historic downtown Killeen this Saturday starting at 4:30 PM with more than 100 entries showcasing this year's theme "The Magic Of Christmas". The parade will be led by co-grand marshals Major General Paul Calvert and 2017 Roy J. Smith Award winner Eula “Sis” Beck.

The parade travels east on Avenue D, turns north on Gray Street, west on Sprott Avenue, south on 2nd Street and ends at Avenue B. A route map is available online at killeentexas.gov. Spectators may locate along the parade route but are advised to arrive early to secure parking and viewing spots.

See you there this Saturday!