Friday, Novemeber 30, 2018 6:30 pm. Main Street - Parade Route Idaho Street 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. 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 thanks to Les Schwab.
Immediately following the parade, we will light the Meridian Christmas Tree together! The evening will culminate with a bang - thanks to fireworks sponsor Dutch Bros.
We are excited to announce that Ken & Deb from 94.9 The River are joining Mayor Tammy to emcee the Winter Lights Parade!
Thanks to the Meridian Les Schwab for sponsoring the horse drawn carriage Grand Marshal float!
Drum Roll Please....
On behalf of the Christmas in Meridian Committee, our presenting sponsor Borton-Lakey Law & Policy and the staff at Parks & Recreation, thanks to all the participants in the 2017 Winter Lights Parade. Friday night we were all winners. Together we created a magical evening to usher in the Holiday Season in Meridian. The competition this year was fierce and several categories were won by a very small margin.
And the winners are:
Best Commercial Sponsored by Christmas in Meridian Committee / Traveling Trophy
SONIC DRIVE IN
Best Non-commercial Entry Sponsored by: Health Markets
ABATE OF IDAHO
Best Walking Group Sponsored by: Method PMAP
Best Motorized Entry Sponsored by: Meridian Automotive
BOISE ATV TRAIL RIDERS CLUB
Best Animal Entry Sponsored by: Borton Family
IDAHO HUMANE SOCIETY
Best Musical Entry Sponsored by: Advanced Heating and Cooling
To accommodate the 2018 Winter Lights Parade , it there will be delays and road closures:
1 ) Idaho Ave will be closed from Meridian to Main from noon - 10 pm. 2) Main Street will be closed from the split corridor (Ada) to Carlton Street from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. After the parade, the Main Street closure will then be reduced to just Broadway to Pine until 10 pm. 3) Franklin Road will be closed from Stratford to Meridian from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. 4) Traffic may be slow and delayed at I-84 exit merging onto Meridian heading north during the parade from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Also expect delays at Franklin & Main and Meridian road intersections. 5) 3rd Street will be closed from Broadway to Franklin from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.
We hope you will take note and plan alternative driving routes
Look for the outdoor showing of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" playing at 5:30 & 6 pm at Idaho & Main Street.
Watch for Santa at the end of the parade. Thank you to RC Willey, Meridian Automotive, Advanced Heating & Cooling and ECO2 for sponsoring the Santa Float! Join Stana for pictures Main Stage after the tree lighting.