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Posted on: November 16, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Holiday Parade & Veterans Memorial Plaza Dedication


The City of Balch Springs would like to invite the public to an afternoon of fun, entertainment and networking.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 is the annual Balch Springs Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.  The parade starts at 4:00pm at Floyd Elementary (3025 Hickory Tree Rd) and ends at the Balch Springs Civic Center (12400 Elam Rd).  Immediately following the parade, there will be a Veterans Memorial dedication, tree lighting, entertainment, local vendors and an array of festivities for the entire family.

The highlight of this year’s event is the dedication of the new Veterans Memorial Plaza. The City of Balch Springs will unveil and dedicate the Veterans Memorial Plaza at approximately 5:15pm.  The Plaza is located at 12400 Elam Road, Balch Springs, Texas  75180.

The Veterans Memorial Plaza is designed with a memorial monument, a 7ft tall x 22ft wide plaza wall, seating and state of the art lighting. The Veterans Memorial honors deceased residential veterans of Balch Springs.  The names of these veterans will continuously be engraved onto the memorial plaza wall. After the dedication, the Veterans Memorial Plaza will remain open to the public. 

For event information please contact Linda Highwood at or 972-286-4477 ext.214.   For information on how to get a Veterans Memorial engraving application please contact Alvester Gibson at or 972-286-4477 x238.

Lane closures for the Christmas parade will be at 3:30pm.  For a detailed map on how to avoid lane closures, please Click Here.

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Lane Closures & Parking Map (PDF)
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