Friday, December 1, 2017 6:30 pm. Main Street - Parade Route Idaho Street - Idaho Independent Bank Stage Generation Plaza - Tree Lighting
Downtown Meridian will glow with the Christmas spirit on the evening of Friday, December 1, 2017 as the City of Meridian hosts the 5th Annual Winter Lights Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting presented by Borton-Lakey Law and Policy.
Look for Buddy the Elf and his friend, Jovie, on Center Stage - sponsored by Idaho Independent Bank. They will be here to help Santa ignite the imaginations and joy in the hearts of young and old alike. The Winter Lights Parade will light up the night in a fantastic display your family will love. Warming stations with hot cocoa can be found throughout the parade route. Watch for the Grand Marshal in the horse-drawn carriage. Hint: You can get a free ride in the carriage after the parade.
Fireworks Presented by:
Winners of the 2016 Winter Lights Parade:
Best Commercial - Admiral Coffee House Best Non-commercial - Abate of Idaho Best Band - Cole Valley Christian Marching Band & Color Guard Best Walking Group - Motions Dance Studio Best Car Club - Boise ATV Trail Riders Best Animal Group - Genesis Service Dogs
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" will play on Idaho & Main Street.
Proudly Presented by:
Winter Lights Parade 2016 Grand Marshals Marty Hill and Dixie Cook
Watch for Grand Marshals Marty Hill and Dixie Cook in a horse-drawn carriage. Marty and Dixie donated the property in South Meridian, dubbed “The Hill”, that includes Hillsdale Elementary and will soon be the site of a Treasure Valley Family YMCA, a 10 acre City of Meridian park, and a St. Luke’s Healthy Living Center.
Free hot cocoa stands will be set up throughout the parade route provided by community organizations.
Get your favorite hot Dutch Bro's beverage. They will be parked in the City Hall parking lot.
Free rides on the horse drawn carriage provided by Les Schwab Tires.
Free outdoor showing "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" thanks to Idaho Properties.
Complimentary night glow necklaces are handed out by the choir at the end of the parade, thank to Dutch Bro's for sponsoring.
Warming stations can be found at Treasure Valley Children's Theater and Harvest Church - both on Main Street.
Thank you to our Santa Float presenters!
Parade Route & Street Closures
Expect detours and delays on Franklin at Main Street starting at 5:30 pm Main Street from King to Pine is closed 5:30 pm. Idaho Street from Meridian to 3rd Street is closed from noon - 9 pm.