Santa Claus is coming to town—the town of Flower Mound.

Flower Mound residents can greet the jolly man of the yuletide season and see the 50-foot Christmas tree that will be lit Dec. 2 during the town's Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, according to a town news release. The tree features more than 100,000 LED lights, and the tree lighting ceremony and parade officially kick off the holiday season in Flower Mound.

What's happening

The day begins with the fifth annual Reindeer Run 5K and Grinch Sprint, which is hosted by the Rotary Club of Flower Mound and conducted in partnership with the town. The event begins at 9 a.m. at Bakersfield Park, located at 1201 Duncan Lane, with the Reindeer Run 5K, followed by the Grinch Sprint at 9:45 a.m. After the run, participants may enjoy free hot chocolate, coffee, pancakes and cookies as well as pictures with Santa and the Grinch, the release states. People may learn more and register by visiting

As for the parade, the theme for this year’s parade is "Cowboy Christmas." It begins at 6 p.m. on Spinks Road near Lexington Avenue and ends at Gerault Park, located at 1200 Gerault Road, near the Flower Mound Community Activity Center. In anticipation of the parade, portions of Gerault Road and Spinks Road will close at 4 p.m. Dec. 2, and these closures will be in place until after the event ends at 9 p.m.

After the parade, there will be live performances, pictures with Santa, a community tent, food trucks, kids’ activities and more, the release stated. The evening's main event will be the lighting of the Christmas tree at 7:20 p.m., followed by a festive fireworks show.

Zooming in

Schedule of events and performances:
  • 5:45 p.m.: performance by the Garden Ridge Elementary Choir
  • 6 p.m.: parade begins
  • 6:45 p.m.: performance by the Prairie Trail Elementary and Bridlewood Elementary choirs
  • 7:20 p.m.: tree lighting ceremony and fireworks show
  • 7:35 p.m.: performance by the Welling Elementary Choir
  • 8:10 p.m.: performance by the Flower Mound Elementary and Highland Village Elementary choirs
  • 8:35 p.m.: performance by the Liberty Elementary Choir
Also of note

The Community Activity Center will close early at 5 p.m. Before it closes, the facility will only be accessible to members. There will be port-a-potties on site, and the restrooms at Gerault Park will be open to the public.

There is no parking on site at the Community Activity Center, but town officials will provide free parking and shuttle service. The shuttle pickup location is at Bakersfield Park, located at 1201 Duncan Lane. Shuttles will run from 5-9:30 p.m. Large items such as strollers and wagons are allowed on the shuttle buses but may be required to be stored underneath the vehicles.

The following food trucks will be on site selling food for an additional price:
  • Noonie’s BBQ
  • Hook & Ladder Pizza
  • Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dogs
For more information on any of the events, visit