Festival Of Lights Parade This Sunday

Posted on November 28, 2013 by  
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Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade

Kick of the holiday season with the Annual Festival of Lights Parade, scheduled 6 pm this Sunday in downtown Los Altos.

Originating in 1978, the Festival of Lights Parade Association, a non-profit organization, is made up solely of community volunteers.

Annual fundraising events, such as the ’50’s Family Dance Party “Rock Back the Clock”, held at Rancho Shopping Center in September, the sale of glow-stick necklaces on Parade night, and donations from businesses and the citizens of Los Altos, help cover the cost of staging this exciting event.

Watch the Parade as it winds through downtown, starting on State Street, up Main, across First and down Whitney. Colorful floats and costumed storybook characters, illuminated with thousands of tiny lights, join marching bands to welcome the arrival of Santa Claus’ sleigh and reindeer.

This year’s Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade will offer a new entry among its lineup. “Penguin Palooza,” two years in the making, features penguins in colorful winter clothing enjoying a party with ice skating, fishing and roasting marshmallows. The new float was created on the bed of “It’s a Small World,” one of the parade’s oldest floats.

The parade’s 60 entries, including high school bands and choruses, costumed characters and 24 illuminated floats, all lead up to the grand finale – an appearance by Santa and his reindeer.  For more information, including parade routes and guidelines, visit losaltosparade.com.

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