26th Annual
Festival of Lights Parade

Saturday, December 3, 2016

parade begins at 6pm

Bring a Smile to a Child's Face during the Holiday Season

2016 parade entry packet no longer available

online entry submission form now closed

download map of parade route HERE

2016 Trophy Winners
Marshal's Trophy (best overall entry)  Dorel Juvenile Group      
Best Use of Lights, First Place  J.D. Byrider
Best Use of Lights, Second Place  Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Best Use of Lights, Third Place   Lowe's Home Improvement 
Kiwanis Celebration of Diversity Award   Columbus Chinese Association      

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Santa Claus’ 2016 appearance in the parade is made possible by our



Evening Kiwanis, Columbus Indiana


official hotel of the parade

And our TERRIFIC Community Partner

QMIX Christmas Poster Contest winner is
Bella Newman-Stump
4th grade, Mt. Healthy School
Our 2016 Parade Marshal

Immediately following the parade, be sure to stay downtown, stroll toward Columbus City Hall and celebrate
the spirit of the season with fireworks choreographed to all your favorite Christmas songs.
QMIX 107.3 presents the Christmas Musical Fireworks as their gift to the community.

Make sure to follow the parade on FaceBook


The Festival of Lights Parade Committee also would like to thank the
following organizations and businesses for their support of the parade

Advantage One
Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce
City of Columbus
Tom Rayburn
Columbus Police Department
Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department
Studio Limelight Photography 
Angela Jackson Photography
Cummins Engine Company
Indiana Department of Transportation


Last Updated December 8 
, 2016