NOVEMBER 24, Friday After Thanksgiving
*NEW* TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
The Town of Lyons is thrilled to announce details for a new! event, a 2023 Tree Lighting, kicking off the holiday season. The new festivities will be in the southwest corner of Sandstone Park, at the corner of Railroad Ave and 4th Ave. The tree Lighting event will take place Friday, November. 24 at 5:00 p.m. Parking is available on Railroad Avenue.
Prepare for a fun, family-friendly community event to be a magical start to the holiday season. Bring your family and friends who may be visiting for the Thanksgiving Holidays to Sandstone Park to kick-off the season, with our illuminating holiday trees, afterwards head into town for all of the holiday lights.
DECEMBER 2 and 3, first weekend in December, 10 am – 4 pm.
HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET
The Holiday Artisan Market is a Lyons tradition, marking the beginning of the holiday season. Local artisans come together at this craft fair to share their creations with locals and visitors alike. The event features nearly 60 unique and creative Artisan craft makers, who will have their handmade products, wares and crafts on display and for sale — A wide variety of quality crafts, jewelry, photography, pottery, glass, and textile arts can found for unique holiday gifts and accessories. Free entry. Santa will be present daily
— Lyons Elementary School gym
— There is one vendor who will be selling wreaths, and maybe one or two others who will offer potted plant arrangements. (These are not the wreaths that the school band director is selling)
–– Some people come just to buy LaVern’s Never Fail Fudge at the Historical Society booth! located in the 2nd spot, as you enter the gym. It was a sell out last year!
DECEMBER 2, 6:30 p.m. — LYONS PARADE OF LIGHTS
Enjoy the magic of the season and join us for the Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 2nd. The parade begins at 6:30 pm, and travels west along Main St (which will be closed for the parade) and will be filled with illuminated, colorful floats, fire engines, horses, dancers… many of which will be decorated in the theme of this year’s parade — “Small Town. Big Heart”. The Lyons Fire Department will lead the parade, soon followed by the Lyons Middle/High School Band, and Santa will wrap up the parade. Come early and find your spot on the sidewalk (some people bring a chair)
Head downtown before the parade to grab a bite to eat with family and friends or visit afterwards to celebrate the season.
==Parking & Route: Park on Railroad Avenue or near the elementary school. Main Street will be closed off starting approximately 4p.m. Broadway will be a two-way street for traffic to bypass the town. Police will direct the traffic. The Parade route starts at 2nd Avenue and Main Street, goes up Main Street to the intersection of Hwy 36 and 7, and wraps around to High Street.
==The Lyons Historical Society will be selling “LaVern’s Never Fail Fudge” at the Artisan Fair in the elementary school, and on the street, during the parade, near the corner of the Lyons Community Church.
==The River Church will have free hot cocoa and home-made cookies at their booth in Sandstone Park (donations welcome).
==The Lyons Community Church, Main Street & 4th Avenue, will have their (home-made) Chili Supper in their lower level hall, starting at 5:30 p.m. and continuing during the parade until they run out. Come and socialize with your locals. Open to all. (donations welcome).
The Parade of Lights is made possible by donations & grants received from the Lyons Community Foundation and other local sponsors, including Laura Levy Real Estate, K&F – Kissinger and Fellman, PV-REA (electric), CEMEX and Ramey Environmental.
Don’t delay! Enter the Parade Today.
Fill out the entry form online (google form) or print the entry form below and send it in before November 25! If you have any questions, please call 303-823-6622 ext 35 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parade of Lights Entry PDF Form
Parade of Lights Sponsorship Form
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