2022 was Logansport’s first year on the Holiday Trail of Lights. Their Christmas Festival was held last weekend. Here is Nicole Tull’s report:
The weather outside was frightful but the festival was so delightful. Cold did not stop the crowds from gathering for the Logansport Christmas Festival. Nearly sixty booths filled the pavilion parking lot and field at the riverfront. Several booths had propane heaters inside their tents that offered a reprieve from the chill. There were Christmas gifts of every kind to be found.
Vehicles entered in the car show were facing the river on the lower parking lot. Ronnie Land won a trophy for his motorcycle with side car and his wife, Deb, won a trophy for her golf cart that looked like an old car. Guy Patton won a trophy for his old Mercury. There were Jeeps, trucks and a new Mustang that also were featured.
The parade rolled through that evening as soon as it was dark enough. Dean Register led the way as Grand Marshall. The winners of the pageant were riding on their own floats. Local businesses and residents supported the parade by entering their own festive floats.
The festival closed the evening with a grand display of fireworks. Folks from both sides of the Sabine turned out for the pops and booms that lit the sky. The small town boasts of quite the barrage of pyrotechnics to start the Christmas season in Logansport.
If you prefer the quieter sounds of holiday cheer, then be sure to come visit the Logansport stop on the Trail of Lights and tune in to FM 105.3 to watch the lights dance in time with the music. The lights will be on display until the new year.