This year’s parade is Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at Oskaloosa Downtown Square.
The Oskaloosa Area Chamber, the Oskaloosa Police Department and city officials want everyone to be safe and enjoy this year’s 26th annual Lighted Christmas Parade.
Just some friendly reminders: First, due to safety concerns, the Chamber and the city will be implementing a strict policy of not allowing the public to get too close to the floats along the parade route, especially on High Avenue from Third Street up to Market Street. As a precaution, event officials will ban all parking on High Avenue after 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5. The standing area on High Avenue will be roped off again this year in an effort to maintain a safe and larger operating area for the floats along the parade route. We are asking that all patrons of the parade observe the safety precautions.
A final item of note for this year’s event is the throwing or handing out of candy. As in years past, candy should only be handed to children by adults walking the parade route. The enforcement of these rules is for the safety and benefit for you as a patron of the event and for the operators of the floats driving the parade route.
The Oskaloosa Police Department will be shutting down and barricading all access to the downtown at 6:30 p.m.
Friday Night Event “Carols, Candles and Cocoa Gathering Awards Ceremony”: The fun starts at 6 p.m. at Oskaloosa Downtown Square.