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Prescott 2015 Christmas Light Parade Starts the Holiday Season Right

29 November 2015  

It was a cold night for glittering and twinkling lights, but that didn’t stop the crowds from lining Prescott’s streets

Floats were all lit up Saturday night along the parade route which went north on Cortez, crossing over at Willis and heading back south on Montezuma towards Mile High Middle School. Although the temperatures were in the low 30’s at Parade time, that didn’t stop thousands of people from coming to watch. Huddled in blankets, wearing warm gloves and jackets, children often had lighted hair bands, or sticks to participate in the festivities. 

Over forty floats were in the parade route, some familiar from past years, like the Patriot truck and the motorized giant toys. The World’s Oldest Rodeo had rodeo Queens jumping out of a hat, and of course, Santa’s sleigh and reindeers were all lit up for the occasion. 

Afterwards, people gathered over at Mile High Middle School’s field, where a huge bonfire was lit, which provided some very welcome warmth. The floats lined the field, so that they could continue to be enjoyed as part of an after-party. 

Next Saturday, December 5: The 33rd Annual Christmas Parade, starting at 1 PM, with the Courthouse Lighting taking place at 6 PM. 

December 11 is Acker Night. 

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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder and Editor of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She asks a lot of questions! In her spare time, she loves photography, cooking and hanging out with her family.