Thursday, December 2, 2010

Texas Tidbits: An Uncertain Christmas

Santa in the Swamps
Some places are so cool they merit mentioning on a regular basis. One such place is the town of Uncertain, Texas. I have brought up that name several times on this blog. For a little background, you can go here, here, and here, plus a couple of other places.

Today, however, we are a taking a look at Uncertain in a completely different light, as in Christmas lights. What is certain is that uncertain has one of the most unique and beautiful Christmas celebrations anywhere in Texas. Or the United States, for that matter. As you'll recall, Uncertain sits on the shores of one of the beautiful and mysterious lakes in the world, pre-historic-looking Caddo Lake. What makes this Christmas celebration so neat is that the locals put on a parade of boats that file by the crowd-lined shores of Caddo Lake. Uncertain is home to only a couple of hundred people, but residents from near-by towns also participate in this annual floatilla of Christmas-themed boats.

The Floating Christmas Parade takes place each year on the third Saturday of December. This year, if my math is correct, that would be the 18th with the start time at 2:00 PM. maybe I'll hear from my blog buddy n2l today. He's chock full of information on Caddo Lake and would certainly add to the "discussion". 

I have never attended the Floating Christmas Parade, but I would love to see it, with all the decorated boats and the splendor that is Caddo Lake on display for all to see. Of that I am not Uncertain.  :)


  1. No sir, can't help you with any more info on this event.
    Just a bunch of good ol'folks who love their family and life.
    I have never personally witnessed it, but knew many who participated.
    This happens post deer season, so I have never been at this particular time. I usually make it there just before New Years Eve, get in a little goose hunting and hang out with friends watching bowl games.
    Since my good friend David Lomax passed away six years ago, and was buried the day my Momma passed away, I haven't been down there as much as I used to.

  2. n2l...thanks for the comment. Sorry to hear about your friend and your Mom. I kind of know how you feel. I lost my Dad and my best friend within about 18 months of each other. It sucks, to be sure.


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