Mark Your Calendar:
Friday, November 29, 2019 at 7PM
2019 Theme Will Be: “A Dr. Seuss Christmas”
The Festival of Lights Parade is the traditional start to the season when Santa Claus comes to town!
The evening is filled with lights, music, pageantry, and a little magic!
The parade ends at the corner of Williams & Crystal Lake Avenue, when Santa throws his magic dust to light the 40-foot Community Christmas Tree!
UPDATE! We have reached our maximum number of entries in the parade! We’ve got a great mix of applicants, and we’re looking forward to an evening of enchantment!
The 2018 Parade winners were….
- Best Use of Lights – Ozinga Merry Mixer
- Best Use of Music – Potts & Pans Steelband
- Most Creative – District 47 & 155 School Bus Drivers
- Most Enthusiastic – Sage YMCA Piranhas Swim Team
- Judge’s Choice – Too Cute Consignment
- Best of 2018 Theme, “Let it Snow” – Natures Elements
Watch this video of the 2018 Festival of Lights Parade
Thanks to Anni Poppen, Owner/Graphic Artivist of Mowgli Studio (www.mowglistudio.com), who created and shared the parade video
Spectators must be up on the curbs — plan your viewing options accordingly. The goal of the Festival of Lights Parade is to create a safe, fun magical event to kick-off the season in Crystal Lake.
Please note: In order to create a wider and safer passage for the parade vehicles, there will be NO parking for the entire parade route, including: Caroline Street, Crystal Lake Avenue, Grant Street, Woodstock Street and Williams Street. Vehicles should be off these streets after 5PM, and can be parked in public/commuter parking lots.
Click here for a map of the parade route: Parade Map-2
Thanks to property owner, Don Franz, for his generosity in providing our Community Christmas Tree.
We LOVE our Sponsors!
All Downtown Crystal Lake events and activities are organized and staffed by volunteers. Special thanks to our sponsors whose generous donations help offset the cost of hosting this great event!
2019 GOLD SPONSORS:
Parade Trophy Sponsor:
2019 SILVER SPONSORS:
Corporate America Family Credit Union
CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC
Crystal Lake Bank & Trust
Crystal Lake Travel
Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen
Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria & Pub
Montessori Pathways School
Raue Center for the Arts
That’s Amore Pizza
Wear Did U Get That
Aroma Coffee & Win
Benedicts La Strata
Clip Joynt Salon
The Clothes Gallery
Cowlin & Curran PC
The Green Read
Judge Justin Hansen
Home State Bank
Joe’s Barber Shop
JWN Designs, Inc.
Lloyd’s Paint & Paper
Mid America Representatives
The Olive Tap
Players Bench Music Store
The Running Depot
TLC Massage, Ltd.
Willow Crystal Lake