Grand Lighted Holiday Parade Nov. 29

Bundle up and head to Downtown Beloit the day after Thanksgiving for the annual Grand Lighted Holiday Parade!

Friday, November 29th from 5-8 pm

Grand Lighted Holiday Parade

For more than two decades, the Downtown Beloit Association has hosted the Grand Lighted Holiday Parade in the heart of Downtown Beloit to the delight of families, children, and kids at heart!

The Holiday Parade promises an impressive schedule of events that is sure to attract thousands of local community members and visitors alike. Live music, free hot chocolate, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and decorative floats are just a few of the entertainment highlights enjoyed by the gathering.

Grand Lighted Holiday Parade

“The Holiday Parade gets bigger and better every year,” said Shauna El-Amin, Executive Director of the Downtown Beloit Association. “It’s a fantastic, fun event to kick off the holiday season, spend time with family, and make new acquaintances!”

Grand Lighted Holiday Parade

Cash prizes are awarded for the best floats. For information about entering a float in the parade, email crystal@downtownbeloit.com.

Be sure to come back Downtown on Saturday for Small Business Saturday! A vast majority of downtown businesses will have sales, specials, treats, etc. to help welcome you to Downtown Beloit to #ShopSmall. Many locations will also have free swag brought to you by American Express™.

Join the Fun!

Live Music
5:00 pm First National Bank Plaza

Santa Arrives & Tree Lighting
6:00 pm First National Bank Plaza

Lighted Parade on Grand Avenue
6:15 pm From 3rd Street to Horace White Park

Photos with Santa & Mrs. Clause
7:00 pm Walnut Creek Apparel & Gifts (408 E. Grand Ave.)

Stay for the Weekend!

The Beloit area has many logding options to meet your needs. From luxury boutique, to extended stay, you will rest easy.

  • For industrial charm with moder amenities, the Ironworks Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel located on the bank of the Rock River in Downtown Beloit is for you. The hotel is home to one of the area’s best restaurants, Merrill and Houston’s Steak Joint, and is within walking distance of many other area attractions and night life. You’ll love the two-sided gas fireplace, spa-like bathrooms, and plush robes.
  • Another boutique in Downtown Beloit is Hotel Goodwin which features 34 guest rooms. You will be amazed by the many unexpected touches, like in-room turntables, record collections, and edgy artwork. They also offer a rooftop bar adn outdoor terrace. Be sure to check out Velvet Buffalo Café located inside the hotel featuring décor of a turn-of-the-century European café.
  • If bed and breakfasts are your style, you will fall in love with 1810 Emerson House, located in an elegant neighborhood near historic Beloit College. Enjoy breakfast served on fine china and a delectable antipasto plate with an assortment of tasty appetizers in the evening.

There are many other options, including Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, and Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Check out the full list here.


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    Wed 20

    Observatory Night

    November 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Wed 20

    BIFF Year Round – Weekly Film Screenings

    November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Wed 20

    Trivia @ The Rock Bar & Grill

    November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Thu 21

    Trivia Night at Bushel & Peck’s

    November 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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