Merrysville for the Holidays and Electric Lights Parade
Thank you for a great season, 2017!
Welcome to Merrysville for the Holidays 2018! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, December 1st when families will step into a winter wonderland of holiday fun, food, music and a parade of Christmas lights.
The festival kicks off at 5:00 pm with family activities, holiday photo booths and a wonderful holiday craft show in Comeford Park (514 Delta Avenue). At 5:30pm will be a holiday concert featuring "Soulevard". Then at 6:30 pm the Electric Lights Parade gets underway featuring a flotilla of vehicles, floats and walking groups decked out in glistening holiday lights. The parade will make its way along State Avenue starting at the Municipal Court and arriving at the center of all the holiday action in Comeford Park.
After the parade, the lighting of the water tower will officially welcome the start of the holiday season in Marysville. Live music will entertain the crowds with sounds of the season in the Rotary Pavilion from 7:00-7:30 pm.
Be sure to bring a camera for photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus after the parade as well as family holiday photo scenes staged throughout the park.
Donations of non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped gifts for the Marysville Community Food Bank will be accepted at the event. Donations will be distributed to families in need prior to the Christmas holiday.
Want to join the parade?
Shine and show off your holiday light-stringing talents by applying to enter the Electric Lights Parade, part of the merriment to come as part of Merrysville for the Holidays. Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation is accepting parade entries from various businesses, civic groups, sports organizations, churches, families and individuals in the area who want to join in. Walking or motorized entries are welcome.
Download the parade application form or request an application via email from Recreation Coordinator Andrea Kingsford at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have specific questions you may also call Andrea at 360-363-8401.
Entries to join the parade are still being accepted. Cost per parade entry is $20.