The White County Christmas Night time Lighted Parade will be held Saturday, November 25, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. The parade line up and start area will be a little different this year than past years. The parade will form up in the assigned order, with the front of the parade beginning at Third and Cherry St, and continuing down Third, Elm and 4th St. for the line up. The actual parade route will be the same as it has been in the past.
The parade will begin at Third and Cherry Street and immediately turn east (left) onto Cherry St. It will proceed east on Cherry Street all the way to Main Cross. At Main Cross Street, the parade will turn South (right) and proceed across Main St to Robinson St. At Robinson St. the parade will turn west (right) onto Robinson and will continue down Robinson to Santa's House located at Theater Park where the parade will end.
All streets intersecting the parade route will be blocked beginning at 5:30 p.m. until the parade clears and it is safe to allow normal vehicular traffic to resume.
All intersections will be manned with Carmi Police, Carmi Auxiliary Officers, and WCSO who will assist in ensuring safety during the event. The public is encouraged to be aware of this temporary restriction of streets intersecting the parade route and to adjust travel plans accordingly.
Immediately following the parade, the tree lighting ceremony will take place at the lot with the arrival of Santa Claus. Please use caution in this area as there will be a lot of traffic and pedestrian congestion in that area following the parade.
We hope the public comes out to help celebrate the kick off to the Christmas season and have a safe and enjoyable time.