With the Christmas holiday around the corner the Cities of Alice, San Diego, Benavides and Freer are preparing for their annual lighted parades.

Alice's 38th annual Christmas parade and downtown lighting is scheduled for Dec. 4. This year's theme is "Christmas Around the World." The parade begins at 6 p.m. through downtown Alice.

In San Diego, the parade is set for Dec. 6. The Christmas parade will begin at 6 p.m. from the Lowe's parking lot and will end at the Padre Pedro Park.

Freer will have their Christmas Parade on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. The parade's theme is "The Magic of Christmas." It will begin on Sun Street and end at Norman Thomas Elementary parking lot.

The Benavides Christmas Parade is scheduled for Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. This year's theme, is "A Hometown Holiday Parade."