Parade of Lights
Kick off the holiday season with the annual Parade of Lights.
2019 parade theme is Hometown Helena Past Present and Future
You will receive a ‘thank you for registering’ if your registration goes through. If you do not receive this, please call our office at 447-1535.
The Holiday season begins with the annual Parade of Lights on November 29th, 2019. Be a spectator or sign up and participate in the parade. After the parade join us in Pioneer Park for some exciting announcements.
Rise and Shine Saturday morning and come meet Santa. Breakfast with Santa takes place at Bert & Ernie’s. After Breakfast with Santa, enjoy downtown and participate in Small Business Saturday.
Parade of Lights - Theme is "Hometown Helena Past Present and Future"
Date: November 29, 2019
The Parade of Lights is a Downtown holiday tradition to kick off the holiday season co-sponsored by the Helena Business Improvement District and Downtown Helena, Inc. This event gathers friends and families together to officially start the holiday season off with a parade and festivities.
Prizes will be awarded to the Best of Show: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place of all entries regardless of category.
PARADE ROUTE: The parade starts at 6 p.m. and goes from Fuller Avenue to Placer, turns right onto Last Chance Gulch, proceed through the Pedestrian Mall past the Lewis & Clark Library and Pioneer Park. The parade will end at the Lewis & Clark Library and awards immediately to follow.
Holiday Moments Happen Downtown
The Parade of Lights is a Downtown Holiday tradition to kick off the holiday season. Businesses, clubs, school groups, teams, non-profit organizations and individuals are encouraged to participate by entering a float, a motorized vehicle or walk.
Prizes will be awarded to the Best of Show.
First Place: $100 Downtown Helena Gift Card
2nd Place: $50 Downtown Helena Gift Card
3rd Place: $25 Downtown Helena Gift Card
$40 REGISTRATION FEE FOR ALL ENTRIES
PARADE ROUTE AND STAGING INFORMATION: Parade formation starts at 4:45 pm at Fuller and Placer Avenues (by Finstad’s Carpet One) on November 23, 2018. Volunteers with orange vests will direct you to your line-up position. The parade starts at 6:00 pm and goes from Fuller Avenue to Placer, turns right onto Last Chance Gulch, proceeds through the Walking Mall past the Lewis & Clark Library and Pioneer Park.
- No alcoholic beverages on floats or consumed during the parade
- No throwing candy (or other items) from floats or cars. Candy can only be handed out.
- We do ask to make sure that your floats will not hit the tree tops on the Pedestrian Mall.
For questions email Brianna Steele