The White County Christmas Nighttime Lighted Parade will be held Saturday November 26, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. The parade will form up and leave from the First Baptist Church Parking Lot at Main and Oak Street in Carmi. The parade route will be the same as it was last year. The parade will begin at Oak Street, leaving the church parking lot onto Oak Street just west of the Church Building. On Oak Street, the parade will continue Eastbound to Third Street.
At Third Street, the parade will turn North (Left) and then immediately East (Right) 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 on the old Theater Lot where the parade will end.
All streets intersecting the parade route will be blocked beginning at 5:30PM until the parade clears and it is safe to allow normal vehicular traffic to resume. All intersections will be manned with Carmi Police and Auxiliary Officers and Carmi Fire and EMA 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.