Norco Civic Association Christmas Parade to roll Sunday, Dec. 3

Published 12:58 pm Wednesday, November 8, 2023

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The town of Norco, Louisiana is set to kick off the Christmas season in the River Parishes with its annual Norco Christmas Parade sponsored by the Norco Civic Association. The parade will roll on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. with the theme, “Norco Noel: Santa Celebrates the Joy of Christmas.”

Approximately 60 entries will roll through the streets of Norco, including floats, trucks, marching groups, dance groups, equestrian riders, pageant queens, and school bands. The Destrehan marching band traditionally leads the parade. The Marching Pride of Riverside band ushers Santa and Mrs. Claus. In past years the parade has welcomed the 610 Stompers, the St. Augustine Marching 100, and the U.S. Navy Band.

Weather permitting, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at the Mississippi River levee by helicopter at approximately 12:45 p.m. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. at River Road and Apple Street, travel east to Good Hope Street, turn north on Sixth Street, then travel south on Apple Street to River Road.

After the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available to take FREE photos at the Community Christmas tree, located at the Town Square/Veterans Memorial on Apple Street.

The Norco Christmas Parade ran from the 1950s through the 1980s before it was discontinued. In 2001, a few residents, including Norco native Stephen Weber, revived the parade for the next generations. It has rolled nearly every year since with a variety of themes.

Anyone interested in participating in the parade may visit to read the guidelines and download an entry form. The cost is $50 per entry (except for high school bands and antique cars). The deadline to enter is Nov. 10. All vehicles must provide proof of insurance. Forms may be sent to the Norco Civic Association, P.O. Box 22, Norco, La, 70079. For more information, call Stephen Weber at 504-202-5565 or visit