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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Webster Holiday Parade of Lights – With a Twist – Is Back On

Webster Holiday Parade of Lights – With a Twist – Is Back On


The Village of Webster’s annual Holiday Parade of Lights, hosted each year by the Webster Fire Department as part of the Village Holi-DAYS Extravaganza, will return this year!  The very popular parade features dozens of first responder vehicles, floats from community agencies and local businesses, marching bands and more, all wrapped in twinkling holiday lights. Originally scheduled for early December, it was cancelled due to COVID restrictions.  


An idea sparked by 6-year old Klem North Elementary student Blake Richey to relaunch the parade and presented to NEQALS President/CEO Syed Ahmed Mustafa brought the Town of Webster Parks and Recreation, Webster Economic Development Alliance, Webster Chamber of Commerce, Webster Business Improvement District and multiple community members together to find a way to safely hold an event while adhering to all the COVID guidelines.


Local businesses and civic organizations are encouraged to participate in what will be a safe and creative way to reach out to their customers and remind community members that their shops are open for business. 


On Saturday Dec. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m., community members will be invited to DRIVE-THRU the Xerox parking lot on San Jose Drive where emergency vehicles, area businesses and community groups will be parked, and enjoy the lights and music from the safety and warmth of their carsA pre-event viewing time from 3 to 4 p.m. will be reserved for those with special needs and the elderly. 


Mustafa, who is also Chairman of the Webster Emergency Responder Council, said “This parade is a tradition that the Webster Fire Department has put on for years and both community participants and spectators look forward to every year. While we understand the reason the Governor has asked us not to hold parades, we didn’t want Covid to cancel another meaningful community event.  


Spectators will be directed to approach the event via Salt Rd, turning west on to San Jose Drive. Visitors will be asked to sign up online for one of the eight 30 minute time slots to manage traffic flow. Visitors can register on the EventBrite website, searching 2020 Webster Holiday Parade of Lights or by clicking this link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-webster-holiday-parade-of-lights-guests-tickets-127079737917


For more information about the event and those first responder agencies, businesses and community organizations wishing to participate should contact 2020websterparadeoflights@neqals.org to get a link for on-line registration. 


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