Kanab Christmas Light Parade and Festival
06:30pm to 08:30pm - November 30, 2019
Downtown Kanab, East Center Street, Kanab, UT Get direction

Kanab Christmas Light Parade and Festival

End your Thanksgiving weekend with the Christmas Light Parade and Festival. This is the best kickoff to the holiday season you will find anywhere in Southern Utah! Starting at 7 pm in Kanab, Center Street will shut down and the unique Christmas Light Parade will begin. Anyone can enter a float in the parade. If you wish to enter the parade show up at the Kane County Visitor Center at 6pm to sign up. This year’s theme will be “I’ll be Home for Christmas”. Bring the whole family as you watch the beautifully crafted parade entries float down Center Street, then turn around, just to be seen a second time.     

After the parade, hot chocolate and donuts will be provided by the Volunteer Center and Kanab Chamber of Commerce, just ahead of a magical paper lantern wishing launch. Purchase your wishing lanterns ahead of time or at the event. Write messages or wishes on your paper lanterns and send them to the sky. Watch your lanterns float to the heavens with a message to a loved one, or to the cosmos with your wishes attached. You may purchase your lanterns ahead of time here.

All paper lanterns are 100% biodegradable and there is a local bounty on all lanterns found throughout town and the surrounding area to encourage a quick clean up. If you find lanterns and wish to turn them in for a $1 bounty, you can take them to the Events and Volunteer Center (at the Courthouse). These lantern sales are a fundraiser for the local Sub 4 Santa program to help families in need at Christmas time to ensure their children have gifts under the tree. Most gifts are items children are in need of. If you wish to donate to Sub 4 Santa you can contact the Volunteer Center at 435-644-3696.


Hourly Schedule

  • 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm : Parade Lineup @ Kane County Office of Tourism
  • 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm : Parade – “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
  • 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm : Festivities on Main Street
  • 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm : FREE Hayrides along Main Street
  • 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm : FREE Donuts and Hot Cocoa
  • 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm : Lantern Launch – 1/$10 or 2/$15


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