There are couple of events happening in Midland this weekend to kick off the Christmas Season: The Annual Christmas Parade and the 3rd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Reindeer Dash!

The City’s Parks and Recreation Division is still accepting entries for the 2015 Christmas Parade. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 in downtown Midland with the futuristic-inspired theme of ‘Into the Future: Christmas 2115.‘ Float registration forms are available at the MLK Jr. Community Center (2300 Butternut Ln.), the Parks & Recreation Division office (2701 W. Elizabeth), or online. REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY December 10 at 6:00 p.m.  If you’re not entering a float in the parade, just show up early to get a good spot!

It’s time to rock those holiday sweaters! Come don your ugliest holiday apparel and take to the streets of Downtown Midland in the 3rd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Reindeer Dash. The Ugly Christmas Sweater Run starts at 11 am on Saturday, December 12. Early Registration begins at 9 am.

Bring out the entire family and ring in the Holiday Season!