It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!! Christmas in Haughton!  And next Saturday, December 18, you'll see exactly what I'm talking about as that Jolly Old Elf rolls into Haughton to start the last leg of the Christmas season right here in Northwest Louisiana!

The festivities will begin with the annual Christmas Parade starting at 10:00 am.  Again this year, the parade, complete with all the throws of free candy, will begin at First Baptist Haughton, then proceed out to Highway 157 where it will make a block and then return to First Baptist Haughton.

Then, from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm, the festival will take place at Joe Delaney Park with forty different vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, letters to Santa Claus and there's a kids' zone. Santa will also be there and available for FREE pictures.

Please note that you will NOT be able to park at Joe Delaney Park.  Only handicap parking is available at the park.  If you're planning to go, you'll want to park at Haughton Middle School, and then use the FREE shuttle to ride and back from the festival.

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