The parade will go on, with options for in-person and online viewing! Festival of Lights officials are continuing a holiday tradition of 36 years by staging the Parade of Lights at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 on the streets of East Peoria. Spectators can spread out and socially distance along the approximately 2-mile route, which starts at East Washington Street and Dolans Lane and ends at Taylor Street and Springfield Road.
There is also the option of watching a livestream of the parade on WMBD TV-31’s Facebook page and on its website, CIProud.com. A special broadcast of the parade will be aired on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. on WMBD TV-31 and 9:30 p.m. on WYZZ TV-43. After the TV broadcast, it can be viewed on folepi.org as well as the East Peoria Festival of Lights and East Side Community Media Facebook pages.