Parade of Lights: 2017


Get in the Holiday spirit and walk with Run Wild Missoula in the 15th Annual Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 2nd!


Meet us at the Run Wild Missoula office (304 N Higgins, basement of Runner's Edge) at 4:45 p.m. to layer up before the parade.  We will leave RWM and head to the parade start at 5:00 p.m. Or, you can meet us at the parade start, please arrive by 5:30 p.m.  After the parade, be sure to join us at the Run Wild Missoula office for hot cocoa and other refreshments!

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

Let us know you're coming!  Click Here
Participation is free - we want to make sure we have enough post-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 5:00 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!!

    Float Decoration Tips/Information: Music and lights can really liven up your float!

    Let us know you're coming!  Click Here

    The Missoula Downtown Association has a full schedule of fun, family-friendly events for Saturday, December 2nd.  To find out more about their schedule, click here.

    Have questions?  Email Operations Coordinator, Ashley Cossairt

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