The Christmas lights in downtown Oskaloosa will shine a little brighter Saturday night (12/7) with the city’s annual Lighted Christmas Parade. This is the first year the parade is being held on a Saturday night, rather than the traditional Thursday night. Oskaloosa Main Street Executive Director Emily Brown says the change of days hasn’t affected participation in the parade.
“As far as the number of entries in the parade, we have more than we did last year. There were some that participated last year that won’t be with us this year. But we have exceeded the total number that we had last year. So we’re pretty excited about that.”
Brown said at last count, the number of participants was approaching 70. Brown says not only will there be a new day for the parade, but something is being added.
“There will be a set of bleachers on the north side or the square. And there will be one across from Muse Music and Julie’s Cafe along the side of Musco.”
Oskaloosa’s Lighted Christmas Parade starts at 7 Saturday night.