Don’t Miss the “Light Your Way” Parade!

Our community LOVES the Light Your Way parade!  

Put it on your calendar ASAP because it’s sure to be one of your favorite community events of 2023!

2023 Light Your Way Parade

The parade is scheduled for December 2, 2023 at 6pm

“Light Your Way Parade” Presented by Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

The 2023 parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 2 at 6pm. The parade route begins at 5th Street and Wabash Avenue, goes east on Wabash and continues until 9th Street, then turns north. The area from Wabash Avenue to Cherry Street on 9th Street is designated as a Sensory Friendly Area for those with sound and food sensitivities. Therefore, food items will not be distributed in this one-block area and no sounds will be used. However, parade participants can hand out non-edible items.

This post is part of our ongoing partnership with the Miracle on 7th Street committee. Plan to spend a portion of your weekend downtown enjoying all of the good things our community has to offer! See what we’re looking forward to in this post!

The coordinators shared this update:

The parade plans to showcase the community’s Christmas spirit with holiday lights illuminating from the floats and marching bands filling the streets with the magical sounds of the season. Among the parade participants are universities, colleges, high schools, churches, various organizations, businesses, SMWC’s horses, and of course, Santa Claus.

The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.

Want to be in the parade? Creative and unique entries aligned with the parade’s Christmas theme are being accepted from the community. Entries must be family-friendly, contain lights and portray a Christmas story or theme. Up to 80 entries will be accepted, and three awards will be given at the event: best overall, most creative and most lights.

100 Holiday and Christmas Events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley!

Every year (for the past 10 years!) Haute Happenings has put together a calendar of holiday and Christmas events in ...
Read More

25 Places to See Santa and His Friends in the Terre Haute Area in 2023!

Santa Claus is coming to town! Take your kids to meet Santa in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley at ...
Read More

2023 Christmas Events: Holiday Guide Homepage

If you're looking for holiday and Christmas events for Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley, you've come to the right ...
Read More

10 Holiday and Christmas Parades in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

As the season changes, we're busy working on over a dozen holiday posts! These posts remind us that it is ...
Read More

When and Where to Eat with Santa in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

Make this Christmas season extra special by having meals with Santa: brunch, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even just a treat! ...
Read More

Miracle on 7th Street 2023

If you attend only one downtown event in Terre Haute, make it Miracle on 7th Street. For our family, Miracle is ...
Read More

Don’t Miss the “Light Your Way” Parade!

Our community LOVES the Light Your Way parade!   Put it on your calendar ASAP because it's sure to be ...
Read More

Find the perfect tree at a local Christmas tree farm!

After years of fluffing dusty fake branches, the idea of a real tree may sound refreshing. And for families with ...
Read More

55 Experience Gift Ideas for Kids and Families in the Wabash Valley

Chances are good that your kids don't need any more toys. At most houses, toys seem to magically multiple, and ...
Read More