Businesses, groups and families invited to participate in Christmas Parade of Lights

Calling all local relatives of Clark Griswold: You are invited to participate in the Christmas Parade of Lights in Holton on Nov. 28!

The annual Christmas Parade in Holton is set for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, the day after Thanksgiving. Line-up for the parade will start at 5 p.m. along New York Avenue near Holton High School. The Holton Rotary Club will line-up the parade. There is no fee to participate in the Parade of Lights. Preregistration is preferred, however.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will participate in the annual Christmas Parade. Holton’s impressive Town Square Christmas Lights that outline the Town Square buildings will also be turned on at 5:30 p.m. that day, heralding the holiday season.

After the Christmas Parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus will meet with children and their parents at the Jackson County Courthouse Lobby where photographer Kiersten Luthi will take photos of Santa and Mrs. Claus with the kids.

Also after the Christmas Parade, the Holton Rotary Club plans to serve Johnsonville brats, provided by Holton’s own Banner Creek L.L.C. facility, at a location on the Square.

In the Christmas Parade of Lights, participants light up vehicles, floats, farm machinery and other methods of transportation with holiday lights.

All area churches, clubs and schools are invited to participate in the Parade of Lights. All area police, sheriff, fire and safety departments are invited to participate in the parade as are all area businesses and professional people. Also, this year, for the first time, families (such as the Griswolds) are invited to join in on the fun by participating in the Christmas Parade.

Elected officials are also invited to join in the fun by participating in the parade. (Sorry, Cousin Eddie, no RV’s will be allowed to remain on the Square over night after the parade).

Cash prizes will be awarded for Best Religious Float, Best Business Float or Entry, Best Club or Organization Float and Brightest Entry. The Farmers State Bank, Holton National Bank and The Holton Recorder will provide the cash prizes.

For more information about the parade, and to notify the public ahead of time that you plan to have a float or other entry in the parade, contact David Powls at The Holton Recorder office, 785-364-3141, or send e-mail to

The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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