Hundreds line up in downtown Cape Girardeau for 30th annual Parade of Lights

The Cape Girardeau Parade of Lights was held Sunday, November 27.
Published: Sep. 23, 2022 at 3:20 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 27, 2022 at 7:37 PM CST
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Hundreds of people lined up for the 30th Annual Parade of Lights on Sunday, November 27 in downtown Cape Girardeau.

Starting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, the parade route began at the intersection of Broadway and West End Boulevard and continued east down Broadway, turning right onto Main Street and ending at the parking lot across from Hutson’s Big Sandy Furniture.

Parking was restricted on several streets in Cape Girardeau ahead of and during the parade.

The First Alert StormTracker getting ready for the Parade of Lights in Downtown Cape Girardeau.
The First Alert StormTracker getting ready for the Parade of Lights in Downtown Cape Girardeau.(KFVS)

According to a release from Old Town Cape, the theme this year was “A Very Merry Grinchmas.” It was chosen by Parade of Lights Chairs Kent and Vicki Zickfield.

“We are very excited for our special guests, The Grinch, Cindy Lou Who and the Grand Marshal, attending our Merry Christmas Parade of Lights,” they said.

Parade of Lights participants were encouraged to decorate their entry with lights and play music.

Along the route, organizers say judges will be choosing entries for best theme, best appearance by a business or organization, best appearance by a not for profit, best music, best lighting, best marching band and the chairman’s award.