Night of Lights Parade
Usually on the first Friday evening in December, Columbia Falls’ Night of Lights Parade is a fun-filled annual community gathering in Columbia Falls.
Individuals, local businesses, community groups, youth organizations and others get together to show off their Christmas spirit in the downtown area.
The parade starts at 6:30pm and proceeds from the Post Office to Nucleus and 5th Street until complete. Festivities continue at the Coop, with caroling, warming fires, cocoa, vendors and a live nativity scene.
Want to be in the parade?
*Anyone* can participate, just get yourself and your float, vehicles etc in line. Participants line up their floats, groups and such on the north end of Nucleus, starting about 5:30pm. Dress warm, as sometimes the night can have a chill.
After the parade
Santa always sets aside some time after the parade and is available for kids to visit with inside one of the warm buildings on Nucleus Ave.
After the parade, many take in the lights displayed at the Holiday Village in Marantette Park. Others have their own traditions for Night of Lights, including visiting the local businesses open that night along Nucleus Ave, or sharing a meal at a local restaurant.