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Saturday’s Christmas Parade in Sattler Canceled

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Saturday’s Christmas Parade in Sattler Canceled

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Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club annual Christmas parade -- the largest in Comal County -- has been canceled due to anticipated heavy rains. Image by Canyon Lake Parrotheads' Facebook.

Rain, rain is not going away according to the latest weather forecast, so the 40th Annual Canyon Lake Noon Lions Christmas Parade in Sattler on Saturday has been canceled.

The parade is the largest in Comal County and is hugely popular with area residents.

Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club President Diane Schaule said her organizations is notifying all parade participants and other parties involved.

“Canyon Lake Noon Lions very regretfully cancelled the annual Christmas parade due to the forecasted heavy rainfall expected all day Friday and into early Saturday morning,” she said. “It cannot be rescheduled due to many other holiday activities in the area. We erred on the side of caution for the safety of participants and observers.”

As of 3 p.m. Thursday, no other other holiday celebrations in Canyon Lake are canceled.

Early Thursday, the U.S. National Weather Service for Austin-San Antonio issued a flash flood watch. Locally heavy rainfall is possible Friday afternoon into Saturday morning. Comal County is included in the watch area.

A cold front and potent upper-level system are forecast to move across the area, producing rainfall amounts of three to five inches across the eastern Hill Country and along the I-35 corridor, and four to six inches east of I-35 and I-37. Rainfall is expected to end late Friday night from west to east and clear the area by Saturday morning.

Hill Country Yacht Club’s annual boat Parade of Lights also is canceled but for non-weather-related reasons.

Still scheduled are:

SANTA IS COMING TO VFW POST 8800

Santa’s making a lot of stops in Canyon Lake this weekend. He alights at Startz Memorial VFW Post 8800, 7755 FM 2673, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Free gifts for kids (until they run out), free cookies and drinks (until gone!) and free photo opportunities with Jolly Old St. Nick.

CANYON LAKE HIGH SCHOOL BAND BOOSTERS’ BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Feed the kids before the parade! For $5, they can enjoy pancakes, a side, and coffee/hot chocolate. $10 for adults. The fun’s from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 over at Mountain Valley Middle School Cafeteria, 1165 Sattler Rd, Sattler/Canyon Lake.

JINGLE MINGLE HOLIDAY SHOPPING & OPEN HOUSE

Features local artisans and vendors, food trailer and live music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at First Love Beauty Salon & Boutique, 10361 Startz Rd., Startzville/Canyon Lake.

HILL COUNTRY CHRISTMAS MARKET

Canyon Lake Art Gallery and Hill Country Furnishings sponsor a Hill Country Christmas Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1768 FM 2673 in Sattler/Canyon Lake. Handcrafted items by local artists, unique gifts, food and seasonal drinks. Textiles, jewelry, fine art, live music, treats and furniture specials.

For a list of all holiday events scheduled throughout December, click here.

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