2015 Festival of Lights Parade

Friday, November 27, 2015 at 7PM

Update 11/6/2015: PARADE IS FULL.  Sorry....no more applications will be accepted.

On the plus side...we are very excited to see some of the new and interesting entries.  We guarantee the parade will surely be a "sight to see!"

Please note: 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!



Buffalo Wild Wings

Cafe Olympic

The Clothes Gallery

Crystal Lake Bank & Trust

Exemplar Financial

Gary Lang Auto Group

Marvin's Toy Store

Montessori Pathways

Old Towne Hall

Shay, LLC

TOBG Engraving

The Waggoner Law Firm

Yours & Meyn


Color Me Mine

Country Financial - William Layer

Cowlin, Curran, & Coppedge

Crystal Lake Health Food Store

Crystal Lake Upholstery Shop

Edward Jones - Danny Hampton

Joe's Barber Shop

JWN Designs

Kitchen Outfitters

Lloyd's Paint & Paper

Mid America Representatives

Ormsby Motors

Out of the Box

The Players Bench Music Store

The Running Depot

Judith Svalander School of Ballet

TLC Massage

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Results from the 2014 Parade

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!

Five Beautiful trophies were awarded.  Thanks to our friends at TOBG Engraving for a beautiful trophy design!

Best Use of Lights: District 47 & 155 School Bus

Best Use of Music: Crystal Lake Strikers

Most Enthusiastic Walkers: Crystal Lake Daisy Girl Scouts

Most Creative Entry: GoLite Ads

Judges' Choice: Home State Bank