Parade, chili kick off festival Thursday

Mexia’s three-day Mistletoe, Music & Magic Christmas Festival starts off Thursday evening with chili, a parade and a visitor from the north.

The festival begins with the Christmas Parade of Lights, which will be held at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 5, in downtown Mexia. The parade will only be canceled if heavy rain occurs, but not for light rain or snow, the Chamber said yesterday.

The 2013 parade includes more than 35 entries and at least 300 people spreading Christmas cheer throughout downtown Mexia. This year’s parade theme is “Christmas Joy.”

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