The Bastrop-Morehouse Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting their Annual Christmas Parade. This year's parade will start at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Magnolia Shopping Center. The line-up will begin at 3 p.m. The parade will exit out of the parking lot and travel East Madison and end at the old WalMart parking lot across the street from Wendy's.

This year's theme is "The 12 Days of Christmas" and no horses, motorcycles or 3-wheelers are allowed in the parade. Applications for the 2013 Annual Christmas Parade are available at the Chamber of Commerce office located at 110 N. Franklin Street in Bastrop. Those interested in participating can also call 281.3794 for an application to be mailed, emailed or faxed to them. The deadline for entering the parade is noon, Dec. 5.

"We have hosted this parade for approximately 60 years and it is by far, one of our favorite things we do each year for the community," Dorothy Ford Chamber Executive Director said. "Based on previous year's entries, we anticipate this year to be another successful parade. This year's theme, "The 12 Days of Christmas" is sure to give everyone attending the parade a wonderful time."

Prizes are awarded for the top 3 float winners, with first place receiving $150, second place receiving $100 and third place receiving $75. Fees to enter the parade are as follows:

Floats - $85

Vehicle - $30

Vehicles Carrying School Beauties, Homecoming Courts - $10

Marching or Walking Groups – No Fee

The sponsor for this year's parade will be Community Trust Bank.