Wylie East Sapphires to perform in Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade

WYLIE (November 29, 2013) The Wylie East Sapphires Drill Team will be featured performers in the 26th annual Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade, which is set for 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7th in downtown Dallas.

The Parade will begin on Commerce Street at Houston Street and end in front of City Hall.  Click here for route map.

The Parade will be broadcast on WFAA-TV Channel 8 in Dallas/Fort Worth at 10 a.m. CST on December 14, 2013. Through national syndication at varying times in December, the parade will be broadcast to more than 100 million homes across the country in markets that include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston and Atlanta. (See the 2013 list of stations and broadcast times. Some broadcast times and dates are pending and are not listed. Please check your local listing for more information.)

This year’s parade will feature spirited marching bands, magical holiday floats, larger-than-life balloons and more.

Tickets are on sale for reserved and VIP seating along the Parade route. The 2013 Parade is presented by Pizza Hut, and funds raised benefit Children’s Medical Center.

This year, the Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade returns to its original route in downtown Dallas, which has been extended to include additional seating along Commerce Street. Parade performances will begin in front of The Adolphus Hotel on Commerce Street, and the Parade will then make its way down Commerce to wind around Harwood and Young Streets and conclude on Marilla in front of City Hall. Reserved bleacher seating is available to accommodate more than 11,000 Parade attendees. Ticket prices range from $25 to $120 per seat. Plenty of free seating is available along the Parade route, and it is advised to plan to arrive early to stake out a favorable spot.

To purchase reserved seating or for more information, visit: childrens.com/parade.

The 2013 Holiday Parade line-up includes:

Giant Inflatable Balloons

  • Apollo from Pajanimals
  • Fred Flintstone
  • Madeline
  • Olivia
  • Santa Garfield
  • Scooby Doo
  • The Grinch
  • Thomas the Train


  • Bishop Lynch High School Band and Brigade
  • Conrad Charger Marching Cavalcade
  • David Carter High School Band
  • Grambling State University, World Famed “Tiger” Marching Band
  • Hardin-Simmons University “World Famous” Cowboy Band
  • Hillcrest High School Panther Pride Band
  • Lobo Marching Band – Little Elm High School
  • Molina High School Jaguar Band
  • Skyline Raider Band
  • Sunset High School Purple Marching Machine
  • The Sound & The Fury: Tarleton State University Texan Marching Band
  • Tonview Center Big “D” Marching Band
  • Trinity Valley Community College Cardinal Regiment and Cardettes
  • University of North Texas Green Brigade Marching Band
  • W.H. Adamson High School Leopard Band


  • Elves Workshop
  • Happy 100th Children’s Medical Center
  • Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen
  • Penguin Paradise
  • Santa Comes to Town

Specialty Groups

  • Carry the Load
  • Centennial Flag Brigade
  • Dallas Police Association
  • Dallas Tap Dazzlers
  • Grand Praire Azteca Ballet Folklorico
  • Lake Highlands High School Wranglers
  • Medieval Times
  • Paws Across Texas
  • Pegasus Flyers Inline Skate Club
  • Podunk Fire Department
  • Solar Cars
  • South Central Llama Association
  • Star Garrison of the 501st Legion
  • The 1701st Fleet
  • The Dallas Defenders
  • The Flight Brigade
  • The World Famous Wheelie-ing Elvi
  • Tyler Junior College Apache Belles
  • U S Marshals Posse of Texas

For a complete route map, visit: givetochildrens.com/z/parade/assets/pdf/2013_parade_routemap.pdf 

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