Twenty-fourth Annual Lighted Holiday Parade Set for Saturday

Twenty-fourth Annual Lighted Holiday Parade Set for Saturday

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ROCK SPRINGS — It’s time to get ready for the 24th Annual Rock Springs Chamber Annual Lighted Holiday Parade, which is taking place this Saturday, December 4, in downtown Rock Springs.

Once again, residents and visitors will have the chance to enjoy the lighted parade. This year’s theme is An Old-Fashioned Christmas and will feature Christmas-themed floats with lots of lights and music.

The Chamber announced yesterday that Rose Moseby will be this year’s Grand Marshal. “Rose has been a stalwart leader in our community for a long time, serving as a great business leader and as an elected official, she has served Rock Springs and Sweetwater County selflessly and tirelessly and is a true light in our community,” the Rock Springs Chamber stated in its newsletter.

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According to the RS Chamber, the Mayor’s Tree Lighting will take place at 5 p.m. on Elk Street and the parade will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. near the Rock Springs Historical Museum. Grand Marshal Rose Moseby, Santa Claus, and The Grinch will all be there.

Parade Route

The Holiday Parade will travel through Historic Downtown Rock Springs starting on the corner of C Street and Broadway. The floats will move down South Main, then turn right on to E Street, left on to Broadway and then under the underpass and on to M Street, make a left on to Pilot Butte. Floats will turn left on to K Street, followed by a right turn on to North Front. After traveling down North Front, the parade will end at the corner of Elk Street and North Front.

This is a map of Saturday’s parade route. Courtesy of the Rock Springs Police Department

Road closures in the parade-route area will start shortly before the parade starts and continue until the parade is over. Traffic is always a little congested after the parade so people may want to consider alternate routes during this time, according to the Rock Springs Police Department.

People’s Choice Voting

Those who want to vote for the People’s Choice for Best Floats, can do so by going to the link Voting will open Saturday, December 4, at 5 p.m. and closes on Monday, December 6, at 10 a.m. This year, when you vote, you will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $100 chamber of commerce gift certificate, which can be used at most participating businesses in Sweetwater County.