Today is the day! The Carbondale Lights Fantastic Parade is today at 6pm, with pre-parade activities starting at 4pm! Join us downtown for this fun-filled evening!
The Parade will start on Mill Street, head north on 51N, then around Town Square, turning right on Jackson Street and Washington Street!
Grab a cookie from one of our downtown businesses and we’ll see you there!
If you are looking to ride the FREE shuttles for the Lights Fantastic Parade (that starts at 6pm), you can hop on at University Mall (main entrance) OR Murdale Shopping Center (near Co-op), as well as from SIU at the Student Center & Lot 89 behind the arena.
These shuttles will run from 4-6 and return all passengers back after the parade.
Are you in need of a ride to the Lights Fantastic Parade?
West Bus will be picking up passengers at Murdale Shopping Center (in front of Neighborhood Co-op) and the main entrance of the University Mall every 15 minutes between 4pm and 6pm!
Buses will return all passengers after the parade!
Jackson County Mass Transit will run SIU Shuttles (only options for Handicap) from in front of the Student Center and in Lot 89 behind the SIU Arena, dropping off at the Civic Center parking lot from 4-6pm and returning following the parade.
Are you participating in the Lights Fantastic Parade this Saturday? If so, this map is for you!
You will find out your line-up number on the day of the parade. The staging area will be available by 3:30pm. Please remember that all parade route streets close at 5pm.
We look forward to seeing everyone this Saturday, December 2nd at 6pm!
You still have some time to enter the Lights Fantastic Parade!! If you are interested, please get your application in as soon as possible! #ONLYCARBONDALE
Check out all the fun happening before the Lights Fantastic Parade!! #ONLYCARBONDALE
Be part of the Lights Fantastic Parade and transform Carbondale into a Winter Wonderland!
This year's theme is The Polar Express, so make sure you get your windows decorated!
It's almost that time of the year again! Lights Fantastic Parade applications can be found at the link below!