Before the parade was canceled, we shared this October info:
Our community would feel the loss if it couldn’t happen, so having the parade (albeit with a twist!) will likely be a highlight of the season. Bring on the safe, family-friendly fun and festivities!
2020 Light Your Way Parade
Saturday, December 5
The coordinators shared this update:
The “Light Your Way” Christmas parade sponsored by Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) in partnership with Miracle on 7th Street will be on Saturday, Dec. 5. This year, the parade will be a drive through parade in Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All parade entries will be stationary at a designated location within the park and viewed by visitors driving through in the healthy and safe environment of their vehicle.
“The parade has become such a great event with the community, with over 10,000 people attending last year. This drive through parade will allow SMWC to still bring holiday spirit to the community in a safe and responsible manner,” said John Mace, director of conference and events at SMWC. “We hope to have all of the entries that have been a part of the parade in the past. Of course, it will conclude with Santa Claus, just as in past years.”
This year, parade participants will be stationed throughout Fairbanks Park. At 6 p.m., cars will be admitted to drive through the park and see view the participants and their floats and entries. “Entry will be free. In partnership with the Miracle on 7th Street, we will be accepting donations of canned food or money that will go to Miracle on 7th Street,” added Mace about the unique event.