25th Annual
Festival of Lights Parade

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Bring a Smile to a Child's Face during the Holiday Season
Parade Sponsorships available for 2016

2015 parade entry now closed

download map of parade route HERE

Our 2014 Trophy Winners
Marshal's Trophy (best overall entry)         East Columbus Independent Fire Department
Best Use of Lights, First Place   Cummins CEP Light Duty Diesel Plant
Best Use of Lights, Second Place   BCSC ATTEND Program
Best Use of Lights, Third Place    American Cancer Society, Relay for Life Columbus
Kiwanis Celebration of Diversity Award    Westside Community Church

Have a question or want to be placed on the contact list for 2016? Email Us

Santa Claus’ 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
and our 2015 Grand Marshall is

Emma Lowther -- Parkside Elementary, First Grade

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 November 16, 2015