The White County Christmas Nighttime Lighted Parade will be held Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 5:30 PM. The parade will form up and leave from the First Baptist Church Parking Lot at Main and Oak Street in Carmi. The route will begin at Oak Street, leaving the church parking lot onto Oak Street just west of the Church Building. On Oak Street, the parade will continue Eastbound to Third Street. At Third Street, the parade will turn North (Left) and proceed North on Third to Stewart Street. At Stewart Street, the parade will turn East (Right) and proceed East on Stewart to Cherry Street. At Cherry Street, the parade will turn East (Left) and proceed East on Cherry Street to Main Cross. At Main Cross Street, the parade will turn South (Right) and proceed to Main Street by Veterans Memorial Park where the parade will end.
All streets intersecting the parade route will be blocked beginning at 5:30 PM until the parade clears and it is safe to allow normal vehicular traffic to resume.
All intersections will be manned with Carmi Police and Auxiliary Officers and Carmi Fire and EMA who will assist in ensuring safety during the event. The public is encouraged to be aware of this temporary restriction of streets intersecting the parade route and to adjust travel plans accordingly.
Immediately following the parade, The Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at Veterans Memorial Park with the arrival of Santa Claus. Please use caution in this area as there will be a lot of traffic and pedestrian congestion in that area following the parade.
The Carmi Police Department hopes the public comes out to help celebrate the kick off to the Christmas season and have a safe and enjoyable time.