2017 Parade of Lights & Festival of Lights

2017 Parade of Lights ~ November 24, 2017

Our free, annual Parade of Lights is on the Friday evening following Thanksgiving, every year.  Revel in the colorful sights: lighted floats, bands, decorated cars, trucks, and tractors, and local groups showing off festive creativity.

Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 decorated entries based on creativity, memorability, and Visibility

First Place – $250
Second Place – $175
Third Place – $100

Whether you are starting a holiday tradition or continuing one, the Archbold Parade of Lights has something for the whole family. Beginning at 4:30pm, join us downtown for a live ice carving, pictures with Santa, and live carolers. The perfect way to spend #HolidaysInArchbold.

Tag AACC in your holiday pictures, posts, and tweets from the season and make sure to include our hashtag, #HolidaysInArchbold.


2016 Parade of Lights Registration Form


Watch the 2015 Parade of Lights

Festival of Lights

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with our most famous event of the year, The Festival of Lights display in Ruihley Park.  Walk or drive through to admire themed light displays, including glimmering animated creations. Opens the evening after Thanksgiving (Just before the Lite the Nite Race) and continues through January 1st. The Festival of Lights is free.