Every holiday season, Merry Madisonville comes to town. Merry Madisonville is kicked off with a grand parade through town! The Parade starts at the Maritime Museum and winds through town and ends on the Riverfront in front of Town Hall. It is led by the Mayor who is followed by the Court of the Krewe of Tchefuncte, bands, dancers, classic cars and more! The Parade makes one stop on the way for a Champagne toast and then continues on to Town Hall to await the arrival of Santa! Santa and Mrs. Clause arrive by boat. The festivities also include the lighting of the Christmas tree, caroling, and Santa's Workshop.