• Ashley Hare

Light Up the Holidays Parade and Festival

The holiday season is here! The annual Light Up the Holidays Parade and Festival will be held on Friday, November 29 in downtown Joliet. The University of St. Francis is looking for students, alumni and employees to walk alongside or ride on USF’s float in the parade and showcase their USF pride! If you would like to be a part of the float, visit www.stfrancis.edu/holidayparade.

Activities begin downtown as early as 10 a.m. and includes the Fantastic Fun Fair in the Joliet Area Historical Museum’s auditorium. The Rialto Square Theatre’s annual holiday festivities will also add to the holiday spirit! In addition, there will be other fun activities at the Joliet Public Library, Jitters Coffeehouse, Chicken-n-Spice, Chevere Latin Cafe, JJC City Center Campus and more. The Christmas Tree Lighting begins at 5:15 p.m. in Van Buren Plaza followed by the Light Up the Holidays Parade at 5:30 p.m. For more information about the Light Up the Holidays Parade and Festival and for a full list of scheduled events, visit www.jolietdowntown.com/light-up-the-holidays or call 815-774-6066.

To get you into the holiday spirit and to remind you how much fun the parade is, here is a link to watch last year’s annual Light Up the Holidays Parade: https://vimeo.com/304071890

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