Festival of Lights Parade

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we will not be hosting a traditional parade this year. This year we will be hosting a

Festival of Lights Drive-Thru Parade!

Friday, November 27, 2020  (6:30PM to 9:00PM)

The Festival of Lights Parade is the traditional start to the season when Santa Claus comes to town! The tradition continues this year, but with a “twist”.  Rather than having crowds of spectators gather at the side of the road to watch the parade go by, this year the parade units will be parked along both blocks of Williams Street.  Spectators will be invited to drive down Williams Street past all the lit floats, bands, and holiday displays, while staying safely in their own vehicle. Santa’s float will be at the end of Williams Street, near the downtown Christmas tree.  Experience the wonder, joy and magic of the parade while staying safe and healthy.

Want to Participate?

Printable Application

Online Application


Want to Sponsor our Holiday Events?

This year’s traditional events will still take place, but with adjustments for safety.  Help Downtown Crystal Lake continue to bring joy and happiness to our community during the holiday season.

Holiday Sponsor Packet 2020

Online Sponsor Payments

Scenes from prior years: