By Tommy Mann Jr. – The Record

Christmas events are on tap everywhere you look this month, and one of the newest traditions is back to celebrate its fifth year.

The Fifth Annual Orangefield Christmas Parade and Festival will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12. The theme set for this year’s festival will be “Homecoming Christmas” and will honor the Orangefield High School homecoming queens through the years.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m., Dec. 12, and start near the U.S. Post Office on FM 408 and travel on FM 105 where it will end at Sandbar Road behind the stadium.

The festival will begin at 11 a.m. and be held at Jewel Cormier Park, 8235 FM 1442 in Orangefield., and will feature a variety of will feature a food, crafts, music and children’s activities. The festival is free of charge and open to the public.

For information on the parade, call Windee Jenkins at 409-988-8526; and for information on booths at the festival call Dena Van Pelt at 409-988-5937.

All proceeds from this year’s Orange Christmas Parade and Festival will benefit the Orangefield Cormier Museum.