Bundle up and join us for this Very Merry holiday tradition in Perry!
The Perry Chamber of Commerce invites the Perry community to participate in this celebration as an official kick-off to the holiday season! Businesses, community organizations, and jolly community members are encouraged to create lighted floats to join the parade. There are prizes for the best, biggest, and brightest lighted parade floats! Please, no tossing candy for safety reasons (walkers can hand candy out).
$350, $250, and $150 Prizes for Best, Biggest, Brightest parade floats, thanks to the Matt & Shanda Carstens Family Foundation
This holiday season the Matt & Shanda Carstens Family Foundation is all about championing rural communities, supporting small businesses, and preserving the magic of small-town celebrations. What better way to spread joy than by kicking off the holiday season with Perry's Lighted Parade. Are you in?! Join us the day after Thanksgiving for Perry's Lighted Parade!
Starting at the corner of 2nd and Otley (by Oasis Market), the parade will first head east on Otley to 3rd Street (by Fareway) and then will head north on 3rd to Pattee, turning left and left again to then head south on 2nd Street through downtown!
PLUS don't miss Santa at the Hotel Pattee following the parade, or the Festival of Trees at the Carnegie Library Museum!
Date and Time
Friday Nov 24, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
The 2023 Lighted Parade in downtown Perry, IA, will be Friday, November 24th - always the day after Thanksgiving! Line-up begins at 6 p.m. at 2nd & Otley. Several stores will be open late that night, but all downtown lights will go dark at 7 p.m. in anticipation of the Lighted Parade!
2nd & 3rd Streets between Otley & Pattee Streets