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Parade of Lights: Tonight at 6:17 in Downtown Lodi

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Posted: Wednesday, December 3, 2008 10:00 pm

The 13th Annual Parade of Lights is being held tonight throughout Downtown Lodi starting at 6:17 p.m. Thousands of spectators are expected to turn out for the free event.

Festivities will include 72 floats, marching bands and an appearance by Santa Claus.

Weather forecasts don't call for any rain, and temperatures are expected to be in the 40s.

Coordinators for the parade are asking attendees to hold off on placing chairs in front of businesses and homes along the parade route until after 4 p.m. Attendees are also asked to be respectful of people's property and to properly dispose of any trash.

There will be no parking along the route, which stretches along Pine Street from Hutchins Street to Church Street, down to Lodi Avenue, east to School Street, north to Locust Street and back up to Hutchins Street.

Parking restrictions begin at 4 p.m. around the float staging area to the northwest of Hutchins Street Square. No parking is allowed along the route starting at 5:45 p.m. and lasting until the parade is over.


(Marc Lutz/News-Sentinel)

All Seasons Carriage in Acampo will be transporting the Grand Marshals for the parade, "Grandpa" Don and "Grandma" Jeanne Phillips of Phillips Farms. The judges will be Lodi City Councilwoman JoAnne Mounce, Fire Marshall Kevin Donnelly and his wife Cathy and Bob and Pam Bechill.

Winners for the best floats will be contacted on Friday, and an award ceremony will be held at La Fuente restaurant on Dec. 16.

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3 comments:

  • posted at 9:43 am on Thu, Dec 4, 2008.

    Posts:

    Thank you City of Lodi, This Parade is something my family looks forward each Chrisman, it is now a family tradition. Everyone can put their problems to the side for this one night of pure delight.

     
  • posted at 7:00 am on Thu, Dec 4, 2008.

    Posts:

    Good to see this is still going on with other cities canceling parades. Thank you Lodi and the people of Lodi for helping this great tradition to continue.

     
  • posted at 3:56 am on Thu, Dec 4, 2008.

    Posts:

    We always look forward to this event! The kids love it. This is what Downtown is all about. People come out and enjoy getting together with friends and family. SEE YA THERE!!!

     

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