Light Up the Boulevard 2017

With Holiday Season quickly approaching, the excitement is building for the 6th annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities.  A joint venture between the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island, especially the Recreation Department, this community event will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2017.  Please note the new family-friendly time table with festivities starting at 3:30 pm with Santa’s first visits of the season, vendors, games, music and crafts.  Grand Island Boulevard closes at 4:30 pm in anticipation of the Rudolph Run, which starts promptly at 5:00, followed by the Electric Parade.  The festivities close with the tree lighting in the Town Commons at the end of the parade, and an opportunity to patronize the vendors until 7:00 pm.   Mark your calendars and start your decorating early for the business and residential lighting contests.

We are looking for those who are interested in participating in this years Light Up the Boulevard in any and all of the following ways:

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Parade Application

 Rudolph Run Application & Entry 

Food Truck Vendor

Vendor Application

Light Display Contest


  1. Susan Crockett says:

    I’ve never been to this event. Where does this take place? The vendors , I know where Grand Isl Blvd is but where does this take place?

    • GI Chamber says:

      Then vendors and Santa are in Town Hall parking lot, from 3:30 to 7:00 pm. The Road closes at 4:30 pm – Rudolph Run starts at 5 pm followed by the electric parade and then everyone goes into the Town Commons for the Tree lighting right after Santa on the Fire Truck passes.