Night of 1,000 Santas Festival and Night Lights Parade in Old Town Nov. 23

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News release:
Get Your Santa Hat!  Help fill the streets of Old Town with Santas!  Beginning November 9th visit Muse Boutique at 501 N. Main Street for a Santa Hat to take home and decorate. 1,000 hats will be given to the young and old alike! There are great prizes to win at the Santa Hat Contest right after this year’s Night Lights Parade. *Quantities are limited.

Santa Arrives!  On Friday November 23rd the festivities begin at 4:00pm all the way through 9:00 p.m..  At 4:00 p.m.  Santa will arrive at the Old Town Pavilion aboard the Holiday Helicopter.  You are cordially invited to come watch Santa land and he will visit with young children until 6:00pm when he will depart for the Parade.  During Santa’s visit there will be music, food and more all under the Pavilion.  The Talking Christmas Tree will be back this year and Frosty is expected to make a guest appearance as well.  Don’t forget your cameras!

Night Lights Parade Begins!  At 6:30pm the Night Lights Parade will wind its way through Old Town.  Parade organizers are encouraging all who come out for the parade to wear your Santa Hat so the entire parade route is lined with Santas.  It might just turn out to be a Night of 10,000 Santas!

Santa Hat Contest!  At the end of the parade, Fire Truck #1 will park at the Old Town Pavilion and Santa will climb down to help judge our old fashioned Santa Hat Contest!  Be sure to be at the Old Town Pavilion immediately following the Night Lights Parade, at approximately 7:45pm. Visit for contest categories and prizes.

Lighting the Community Christmas Tree!  The tree this year will have a thousand lights too!  The winners of the Santa Hat Contest will get to light the tree with Santa!

Santa-Sock-Hop! The festive activities continue with live music featuring Gas, Food & Lodging, giveaways for the kids, warm cookies, great food and of course warm drinks, adult varieties as well thanks to the Odyssey Bar, all until 9:00pm.

Thank You Sponsors!  This traditional Festival and Night Lights Parade would not be possible without the generous support of our event sponsors:
MUSE Boutique, Molinelli’s Jewelers, Convergys, Bannock Civitan Club, Dorsey Hill Family, McDonalds, Citizens Community Bank, Utah Helicopter, Pocatello Magazine, Idaho State Journal, KZBQ Radio, KORR 104 Radio and KPVI News 6.

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2012 Night Lights parade route

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