Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade

This year’s parade will be held on Friday, December 4th, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. 


  • Parade Entry Fee: Please take a cash or food donation directly to Flint Hills Breadbasket
  • Parade Route: 3rd Street & Poyntz Avenue — 11th Street — Moro Street — City Park
  • Parade Day Timeline:
    • 3:00 PM ······ Staging: We will be lining up in the parking lot west of Dillard’s again. You will be emailed before the parade with an assigned line-up time based on your position in the parade.
    • 5:30 PM ······ Parade Begins Downtown
    • Parade Ends in City Park. All entries must continue through Aggieville to City Park. There will not be an in-person tree lighting ceremony in Triangle Park this year.


  • No walking groups are allowed this year due to the pandemic.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Maintain social distancing from everyone outside of your parade entry, including spectators.
  • All participants must stay with their float entry at all times, including in the staging area.
  • All participants should dress in warm clothes.
  • Costumes are strongly encouraged for all participants.
  • No entry may feature Santa in order to avoid multiple Santa sightings.
  • It is PROHIBITED to distribute candy or any other trinket during the parade.
  • All entries are required to maintain the spacing set up at staging – Do not allow gaps!
  • All entries are subject to approval by the Parade Committee.
  • The group contact person must initial and sign this application and all entrants must be familiar with the guidelines included in the application
  • All awards will be determined by the Parade Committee. This year’s awards include:
    • Mayor’s Trophy/Best in Show: The winner must show originality and have a significant light display.
    • Best Use of Lights: For the entry that uses lights in the most creative way to enhance their entry.
    • Best Youth Float: For the best entry by a group composed mainly of children.
    • Best Bicycle Entry: Best individual or group on bicycles.

If you would like to print and fill out a paper form, click here: 2020 Holiday Parade Application

Questions? Call 785.537.9683 or email brooksie.historicdowntown@gmail.com