November 28, 2020 7:00 pm
2020’s Theme: Celebrating 150 years of Christmas in Kanab
Thanksgiving weekend we have the Christmas Light Parade and Festival. This is the best kickoff to the holiday season you will find anywhere in Southern Utah!
- We will have a short tree lighting ceremony and then shut down the highway and begin our unique Christmas Light Parade.
- Anyone can enter a float in the parade. If you wish to enter the parade show up at the Kane County Visitor Center at 6pm to sign up, and finish on 100 N. This year’s theme will be the “Celebrating 150 years of Christmas in Kanab” as part of our sesquicentennial birthday.
- Bring the whole family as you watch the beautifully crafted parade entries float down Center Street, then head to the back parking lot of the Kanab Center to launch Wishing Lanterns. Wishing Lanterns have been cancelled due to the lack of moisture and extremely high fire hazard phase we are in. Purchase your wishing lanterns at the event; write messages or wishes on your paper lanterns and send them to the sky. Watch your lanterns float to the heavens with a message to a loved one, or to the cosmos with your wishes attached.
Schedule of Events at The Kanab Center, 20 N 100 E
6:30pm – Donuts and Hot Cocoa
6:45pm – Tree Lighting
7:30 pm – Lantern Launch begins (Kanab Center back parking lot)
All paper lanterns are 100% biodegradable and there is a local bounty on all lanterns found throughout town and the surrounding area to encourage a quick clean up. If you find lanterns and wish to turn them in for a $1 bounty, you can take them to the Kane County Office of Tourism Events (back door). Check out the video below to see what our Christmas Light Parade and Festival is like.