Oskaloosa’s annual Lighted Christmas Parade is coming up this week. But not on Thursday, when the parade is usually scheduled. This year’s parade will be held on Saturday (12/7). Oskaloosa Main Street Executive Director Emily Brown says the parade has traditionally been on Thursday because that’s the day that downtown stores are open at night. Brown says feedback from citizens led to the change this year.
“Over the years, we started to hear more from people that they wished it was on a weekend, so their family could come visit. We’ve heard quite a bit of that the last couple of years. We decided we had heard it enough, we needed to try it and that’s where we’re at now.”
Saturday’s Oskaloosa Lighted Christmas Parade starts at 7 on the square in downtown Oskaloosa. There will be a pre-parade show with music by Tyler Richton and the High Bank Boys from 5 to 6pm at Penn Central Mall’s Central Court. There’s more information about the Lighted Christmas Parade at the Oskaloosa Chamber’s website: oacdg.org.