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The Light Up The Holidays Parade & Festival














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The Light Up The Holidays Parade & Festival

The University of St. Francis presents The Light Up the Holidays Parade and Festival in Downtown Joliet on November 24. This annual event is held on the Friday following Thanksgiving, and activities will begin downtown as early as 9:30 a.m. Come Light Up the Holidays this season in Joliet!

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Be sure to check out the Fantastic Fun Fair in the Joliet Area Historical Museum’s auditorium, as well as activities in the Joliet Public Library, Gji’s Sweet Shoppe, Jitters Coffeehouse, Chicken-n-Spice, Chevere Latin Cafe, JJC City Center Campus and more. The Christmas Tree Lighting begins at 5:15 p.m. in Van Buren Plaza followed by the Light Up The Holidays Parade at 5:30 p.m. Also, don’t forget to check out the annual holiday festivities at The Rialto Square Theatre!