2014 Festival of Lights Parade

Friday, November 28, 2014 at 7PM

We are so excited with our fabulous lineup of parade entries! 

Sorry...applications are closed.  We have reached our maximum # of entries; and look forward to a wonderful parade!

NEW FOR 2014 -- In order to create a wider and safer passage for the parade vehicles, there will be NO parking for the entire parade route, including: North Caroline Street, Crystal Lake Avenue, Grant Street, Woodstock Street and Williams Street.  Vehicles should be off these streets after 5PM, and can be parked in public/commuter parking lots.

Spectators must be up on the curbs -- plan your viewing options accordingly.

Click here for a map of the parade route

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We LOVE our Sponsors!  Please support these great businesses.  Their generosity enables us to host our wonderful holiday events!


RE/MAX Realtors Marj Carpenter


American Community Bank

Cafe Olympic

Dorion-Gray Retirement

Marvin's Toy Store

Montessori Pathways

Old Towne Hall

Pauly Toyota & Scion

Wear Did U Get That


Color Me Mine

Cowlin, Curran, & Coppedge

Crystal Lake Upholstery Shop

Finn McCool's

Joe's Barber Shop

JWN Designs

Lloyd's Paint & Paper

Mid America Representatives

Out of the Box

The Running Depot

Shay Boutique

TLC Massage

TOBG Engraving

Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin

Northwest Herald


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Last Year's Parade - November 29, 2013  

What a fabulous parade!  Although the air was a bit chilly, thousands of people bundled up to line the streets and watch the parade.  Businesses, organizations, and individuals went "over the top" with lights and festive floats!

Six beautiful trophies were awarded:


Congratulations to the 2013 Parade Trophy Winners:

Thanks to our parade photographers - Robin Pendergrast and Radka Sumberova

Best Use of Lights - Too Cute Consignment

Best Use of Music - Crystal Lake Strikers

Most Enthusiastic Walkers - Pizzazz Dance Company

Most Creative - Cut Scout Pack #347

Salute to History - Crystal Lake Historical Society

Judges' Choice - City of Crystal Lake