The Lighted Christmas Parade Committee met January 20 and set the theme for the 29th annual Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade to be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The parade will again be on Thursday only and the theme will be “A Storybook Christmas”. The committee envisions floats and entries depicting any story from a book. Consider favorite stories you have read as a child or even as an adult. Make the story come to life in your entry.
Look for some changes in 2016. Thursday, December 1 will be the day that encompasses many events. Events will begin at noon in the Penn Central Mall with vendors, music, fun for children, Festival of Trees, and more. Gospel music will be held before and after the parade, with parade awards set for 9:30 pm in the mall.
As before many events are held throughout Oskaloosa in conjunction with the Lighted Parade. As you begin plans for related activities, please contact the OACDG to have these events placed in the Holiday Happenings brochure. Many volunteers are needed to make the event a success. If you would like to be a part of the planning contact the Main Street office of the Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group at 641-672-2591 or email email@example.com.