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Posted: Monday, December 1, 2008 10:00 pm

The streets of Downtown will be aglow with the holiday spirit and thousands of twinkling lights on Thursday, as the 13th Annual Downtown Lodi Parade of Lights once again sets the night alight.

As people prepare their floats for the night's festivities, 50,000 people are expected to attend the annual event.

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  • posted at 10:54 am on Sat, Dec 6, 2008.


    I only have a few comments then will be done until next year..First of all, Thank you Lodi for putting on a wonderful and completely free beautiful event for all to come out and enjoy with their children, grandchildren, etc.,. For dealing with over 50,000 people, all crowded in a very small area of Lodi, JOB WELL DONE. For next year, my one suggestion is that people become more tolerant of others. The person next to you might be ill, disabled, elderly, hard of hearing or sight. Instead of crowding and trying to get in the front, check your neighbor, ask if they are able to see or if they need to be in the front.I'm quite sure they would sit down in order for you to see.Aside from that, Lodi, you did a great job with the amount of space you had vs the amount of people whom OBVIOUSLY want to enjoy this event.

  • posted at 10:13 am on Tue, Dec 2, 2008.


    Midtowner, I agree 110%. I'm laughing because we're probably close neigbors.It is always fun to watch the groups assemble and tweak their floats on our block before heading to watch the parade. Our favorite is going to HSS to see the Clydesdales up close when they are here.We have experienced a variety of problems over the years; trash yearly, broken sprinklers, and urinating in public.The WORST however is the post parade traffic. Cars speeding down dark streets with tons of people crossing the streets.Dress warm, it's going to be cold!

  • posted at 5:57 am on Tue, Dec 2, 2008.


    Yes, the LNS neglected to put the route. It starts out going east on Pine then goes south on Church, east on Lodi Ave., then north on School.Check out for more info.

  • posted at 5:24 am on Tue, Dec 2, 2008.


    What exactly is the route of the parade? Any recommendations on a less crowded viewing location? Thanks!

  • posted at 12:55 am on Tue, Dec 2, 2008.


    Please urge all attendees to respect the properties along and around the parade route. Please do not block driveways, vandalize Christmas decorations or leave litter on our lawns. I will have a great time enjoying this year's parade. Peace to all.



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