Oskaloosa’s lighted Christmas parade and festival is tomorrow

Oskaloosa’s Lighted Christmas Parade is tomorrow night (11/29).  Deb Bruxvoort with the Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group says people will be reserving good places to see the parade.   “Parking is at a bare, bare minimum.  There will be those who will put their cars downtown first thing in the morning. Right or wrong, it will happen.  But you dress warm enough, you can park several blocks away and stand with a blanket wrapped around you and watch the parade from quite a long parade route.  There’s a lot of places where you can watch the parade.”

Oskaloosa Police remind you that the downtown area will be closed to traffic around 6:30 Thursday night.  The detour will go to H Street and around the area to avoid congestion.   Thursday’s Lighted Christmas Parade also includes activities earlier in the day at Oskaloosa’s Penn Central Mall.  At noon, there will be the Holiday Market and Festival of Trees.  The silent auction runs until 9pm, with the winners announced at 9:30pm.  From 4 to 6pm, there’s Family Fun in the Mall with games for kids… and kids can also get their pictures taken with Santa.  And there will be live music at Penn Central Mall from 4 to 6:30pm.

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