Light Your Way Parade

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC), in partnership with Miracle on 7th Street, presents the “Light Your Way” Christmas Parade.

Holiday cheer will be on full display as Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, in partnership with
Miracle on 7th Street, presents the 2021 “Light Your Way Christmas Parade” This parade has quickly become one of the largest parades of its kind in the Midwest. The parade commences from 5th & Wabash at 6pm and ends at 9th & Wabash.

The parade plans to showcase the community’s Christmas spirit with holiday lights illuminating from the floats and marching bands filling the streets with the magical sounds of the season. Among the parade participants are universities, colleges, high schools, churches, various organizations, businesses, SMWC’s horses, and of course, Santa Claus.

The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.


Parade organizers, which include students from SMWC invite groups, organizations and businesses to participate in this community tradition. Up to 80 entries will be accepted. The entries must be family-friendly, contain lights and portray a Christmas theme. If you would like to enter a float in the parade, please follow the link below or visit the Miracle on 7th St website or Facebook page for more information.

Visit to register. For more information, email

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