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Parade of Lights

Parade of Lights

5:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

Handicapped Parking Information

 
  • Parade starts at 5:45 p.m.
  • Roads along the parade route closed at 5:30 p.m. SHARP 
  • Starts at intersection of East Washington Street and Dolans Lane
  • Parade Route

Parade of Lights, East Peoria, ILThe Festival of Lights annual Parade of Lights covers three miles of Washington Street starting on one side of the city and ending just past downtown. The parade features floats shaped entirely from LED lights, including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the chopper motorcycle, a 70-foot long float of the famous Clydesdale horse team pulling a delivery wagon, Frosty the Snowman, the starship Enterprise illuminated with 48,000 lights, and the 95-foot-long smoke-spewing China dragon.

Parade Route

Parade route map

The parade starts at the intersection of Washington Street and Dolans Lane (AutoZone is there). It travels along Washington Street, passing East Peoria Community High School, and continues to the intersection of Washington and Camp streets (a railroad crossing is at this location). It will then continue along Washington Street, passing Central Junior High School and continuing to the intersection of Washington and Main streets (where Beck's Florist and Hardee's are located). The parade will turn right onto Main Street and travel to the intersection of Main and Springfield Road (location of CVS Pharmacy). The parade will turn right onto Springfield Road and the floats will be parked on Springfield Road between Taylor Street and Main Street.

Parade Narration Locations

For many years the radio stations of Alpha Media have set up at businesses along the parade route, announcing to the crowd over speakers a narration of the parade. The radio stations will be at the following locations:

  • G 102.3 at East Peoria Community High School, 1401 E. Washington St.
  • The New Mix 106.9 at East Peoria Autobody, 741 Taylor St. (the intersection of East Washington and Taylor streets)
  • 93.3 The Drive at Mueller Pediatric Therapy, 411 E. Washington St.
  • 1290 & 102.7 WIRL at Midwest Engineering, 140 E. Washington St.
  • 104.9 The Wolfe at Hardee's 101 N. Main St.

Handicapped parking areas will be along Taylor Street from East Peoria Autobody to Central Junior High School and in a city lot across from Midwest Engineering Associates in downtown East Peoria. Vehicles must have a handicapped sticker, license plate or dash card. Overnight parking in disabled lots is permitted as long as vehicles are properly tagged. A limited number of handicapped parking areas are available.

Parade Road Closures

The parade route will be closed to traffic at 5:30 p.m. sharp. At this time, all traffic eastbound on East Washington Street will be diverted at Illini Drive and Farmdale Road on the eastern edge of the parade route and on West Washington at Columbia Street. Both Washington Street exits and the Camp Street exit on Interstate 74 will also be closed to traffic during the parade.

 

 



DEC

10

SAT

Festival of Lights

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


Festival of Lights

Folepi's Winter Wonderland

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Festival of Lights

Folepi's Enchanted Forest

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Festival of Lights

TV Broadcast of Parade of Lights

5:00 PM


Festival of Lights

Narrated Nativity

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM


DEC

11

SUN

Festival of Lights

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


Festival of Lights

Folepi's Winter Wonderland

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Festival of Lights

Folepi's Enchanted Forest

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Festival of Lights

Narrated Nativity

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM


DEC

12

MON

Festival of Lights

Folepi's Winter Wonderland

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Festival of Lights

Folepi's Enchanted Forest

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Festival of Lights

Narrated Nativity

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM


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