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If you want to be in the Nov. 26 Light Up the Night parade , you'd better get rolling.

If you want to have an entry in the Light Up the Night parade on Friday night, you'd better get rolling.  Entries for the November 26 night-time, downtown procession are available until Thursday at noon, giving organizers a bit of time to get parade entries in order.  Businesses, organizations, event promoters , service clubs or sports teams can enter.

Click HERE to be in Friday night's Light Up parade

The parade route will run from the Lac La Biche County museum at the old Jubilee Hall west along Main Street to the Northern Lights Public Schools regional office where the giant 40 foot spruce tree has been set up. The tree will be strung with hundreds of Christmas lights in the days to come. This year's recently selected Junior Citizen of the Year will officially light up the tree on Friday night.

The parade starts at 6:30 pm, with setup for parade entries starting at 5 pm in the museum parking lot. A portion of Lac La Biche's Main Street will be closed to traffic during the parade.

Lac La Biche's downtown businesses are also expected to play a role in Friday night's parade and Light Up, offering some late night shopping with holiday deals.

The Light Up event is coordinated by a group of local volunteers, including area merchants and the local chamber of commerce. Media outlets are also part of the organizing group, along with municipal representatives, service groups and resource industry staff.

With COVID-mandates in place, the downtown parade and light up will be encouraging social distancing. There are plans for hot chocolate concessions and a visit from Santa as long as pandemic measures are in place.

Friday night's LIght Up event is being held at the same time as the Festival of Trees event at the Lac La Biche Bold Center, making it a weekend kick-off to Christmas.

Parade entry forms can be filled out here. They can be emailed to the Chamber of Commerce office or printed off and dropped off in person at the Chamber office located in the Lac La Biche Museum.


Rob McKinley

About the Author: Rob McKinley

Rob has been in the media, marketing and promotion business for 30 years, working in the public sector, as well as media outlets in major metropolitan markets, smaller rural communities and Indigenous-focused settings.
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