Parade of Lights
The Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau celebrates the holiday season with a Parade of Lights, held annually on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The parade begins at 7pm and runs through the heart of downtown Huron from Market Street to 21st Street on Dakota Avenue. Each year a parade theme is suggested, such as “Christmas at the Beach” or “A Christmas Salute, Honoring our Troops,” to lend creative ideas to participants. Awards for Best Animation, Most Creative, Best Use of Theme, Best Portrayal of Business, Best Non Profit Organization and Best Lighted are presented following the parade at the Huron Mall. Find current Parade of Lights information and registration forms here!
The tradition of the Christmas Lanes started in 1962, when each home along Campbell Drive put up a candy cane built of stove pipe, painted white and decorated with red oilcloth. Since that time, other neighborhoods have gotten into the Christmas spirit by developing lanes with holiday themes.
The imagination of local residents creates the ideas for the design the lanes will feature. There are now over 40 lanes that participate. Each year, more and more lanes illuminate their yards and streets to decorate for the season. The Parade of Lights Committee selects a "Best Lit" lane and business to be recognized throughout the holidays in addition to the coveted “Clark Grizwold Award” which goes to the best lit house.
To make Huron truly the "Christmas City", the Parade of Lights Committee is asking that all Christmas Lanes be lit until 10 pm each night through Christmas. The lanes will be judged and awards for the Holiday Home, Holiday Lane and Holiday Business will be awarded at the December Business After Hours.
- Parade of Lights
- Christmas Lanes