Downtown Burleson is the perfect stretch of asphalt for shoppers going to – or coming from – a Christmas parade. The parade will be kicking off at the corner of Johnson Avenue and West Ellison Street. The start time is 6 p.m on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Parade attendees are treated to the sight of dance teams and marching bands. Santa Claus is, of course, a guest of honor. The tree lighting will take place just an hour later. If you own a business in or around Burleson on the day of the Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony, you need to have some temporary banner signs ready to hang!