NOLANVILLE — The city recently kicked off its holiday season with the launch of an annual lighting contest and the resurrection of its holiday parade.

Residents and business owners who aspire to have the best lights in Nolanville this Christmas season can put their skills to the test by entering the Light Up Nolanville decorating contest.

The home lighting contest is divided into categories by lot size — up to 6,000 square feet, 6,001 to 10,000 square feet and 10,001 or more square feet, City Secretary Ginger Metcalf said.

Awards will be given to the winners in each division. Judging takes place Dec. 13, and winners will be recognized at the Dec. 20 council meeting.

“The city manager usually does the judging along with some others,” Metcalf said.

For more information about the contest, call Metcalf at (254) 698-6335.

Holiday parade

The Central Texas First Responders Holiday Parade will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 15 downtown.

The police department is sponsoring the parade once again after a multi-year hiatus.

“This is the first time we’ve done it a while,” Officer Heather Schott said.

As of Tuesday, the Bell County Sheriff’s Office, Belton Police Department and some middle school classes had committed to marching in the parade, but Schott expects other area police agencies, firefighters and EMS personnel to participate.

Residents and businesses in the Nolanville area are welcome to join the parade, too, Schott said. “Pretty much it’s open to anyone who wants to participate.”

Lineup for the parade begins at noon Dec. 15 at West Avenue G.

For more information about the parade, call Schott at (254) 698-6334.

Contact Kristi Johnson at or (254) 501-7548

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Thank you for the efforts, may the best display win.

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