2020 "Drive-By" Downtown Holiday Lighted Parade

2020 “Drive-By” Downtown Holiday Lighted Parade

Downtown Partners is excited to announce this year’s Downtown Holiday Lighted Parade is set for Monday, November 23rd from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in Sioux City, Iowa. The parade will happen, it will just look a little different this year, as it is reversed. Instead of people standing on the streets, the parade will be stationary. Spectators can drive the parade route to view all the lighted floats and see Santa at the holiday tree.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 231 will host a socially distanced option for our community to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season in Siouxland. The lighted floats will line 3rd Street from Virginia Street to Nebraska Street and turn up Nebraska Street to the holiday tree at 4th & Nebraska. IBEW will be providing the first 100 cars with a goodie bag at the end of the parade.

Local television stations (KTIV, KMEG, KCAU) will be on the lookout for Santa as he comes to light the tree in front of the Sioux City Public Museum. While you are driving in your car, tune your radios to 95.5 FM where KG95 will provide commercial-free music for the parade and speak with our special guest, Santa, when he arrives! The community can also follow Downtown Partners Facebook Livestream throughout the night.

“The Downtown Holiday Lighted Parade has been a long-time tradition in our community. It kicks off the season each year and continues to grow,” says Downtown Partners Executive Director, Ragen Cote. “The holiday season in general is going to look different, but we didn’t want to cancel the parade. The sponsorship from IBEW, Local 231 has helped us keep up the holiday spirit, and we are doing it in a safe way. We are extremely grateful for their sponsorship to make it possible.”

Businesses, organizations, and service groups in the Siouxland community are encouraged to participate in the parade. There is no cost to enter. Cash prizes will be awarded in each category for commercial and non-commercial; 1st – $150.00, 2nd – $100.00 and 3rd – $50.00.

Registration for the “Drive-by” Downtown Holiday Lighted Parade is now open, CLICK HERE to register. Registration is FREE. Deadline is Thursday, November 19th.

Thank you in advance to all the parade participants for helping Downtown Partners kick off the holiday season. Make sure to follow Downtown Partners on social media, and stay updated on the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.

For any additional questions email info@downtownsiouxcity.com or call Downtown Partners at (712)-252-0014.