2019 Parade of Lights

Saturday, December 07, 2019

 Get in the Holiday spirit and walk with Run Wild Missoula in the 17th Annual Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 7th! 


Schedule for the Evening:

Meet us at the Run Wild Missoula office (304 N Higgins, basement of Runner's Edge) beginning at 4:15PM for hot chocolate and holiday cookies.  We will leave RWM and head to the parade start at 4:45PM. Or, you can meet us at the parade start; please arrive by 5:30 PM.

The Missoula Downtown Association will begin judging parade entries at 5:30 p.m.  Parade entries line up on a first come, first serve basis.  We would love to win "Best Civic/Nonprofit Entry"!  The parade begins in front of the Missoulian building at 6:00 PM, and proceeds across the Higgins Avenue bridge to the red XXXX's, on East Alder Street.


Participation is free - we want to make sure we have enough pre-parade refreshments and snacks

Be Bright, Festive, & Reflective - Consider Wearing:
Wear your winter running/walking gear - check the weather and layer accordingly!  

  • Reflective Gear or Running Light Gear,
  • Light Up Christmas Earrings, Antlers, Hats,
  • Headlamps,
  • Blinky Lights,
  • Reflective Vests,
  • Handheld Flashlights,
  • Reflective Pants,
  • Heel Spurs etc.

Parade Lineup:  Parade lineup positions are first come, first serve.  Please arrive by 4:45 pm and line up behind previous arrivals.

**Note** Organizations are not allowed to have a Santa on their float.  Absolutely no throwing candy during the parade, but handing candy out is great!

The Missoula Downtown Association has a full schedule of fun, family-friendly events for Saturday, December 7th.  To find out more about their schedule, Click Here.

Have questions?  Email Program Coordinator, Elizabeth Wasserman

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