Holiday Light Parade
Saturday, November 30, 2019
This year marks the 16th annual Holiday Light Parade and Holiday Hustle 5K in uptown Maumee.
Runners and walkers dress in holiday garb to either run a 5K race or enjoy a 1.5-mile fun walk. Proceeds from the event benefit the Maumee Senior Center. After the race, dozens of area businesses and organizations take part in the holiday light parade, which is one of the area’s only lighted nighttime parade. Thousands will descend on uptown Maumee to attend what has become for many, a beautiful holiday tradition.
NEW THIS YEAR: At the suggestion of the Maumee Police Division, the routes for both the parade and the 5K race, have been changed.
Holiday Light Parade: Lighted floats and walking groups will line up along the six-block stretch of West William Street. The parade will then step off from the Maumee Indoor Theater and proceed southbound down Conant Street toward the river before turning right onto Broadway Street to disperse.
Holiday Hustle 5K: Runners and walkers taking part in the 5K Holiday Hustle and Fun Walk, which precedes the parade, will start at the Maumee Indoor Theater and run down Conant Street to West Wayne Street before circling back to the theater.
Appliance Center Awards
2018 Holiday Parade Winners
The Appliance Center sponsored this year’s Maumee Holiday Light Parade in uptown Maumee. Maumee City Schools earned first place, Guerrero Painting won second and Metroparks Toledo was named the third-place winner. Cub Scout Pack 252 was named best walking group. Each received an Appliance Center gift certificate. Maumee City Schools received $600, which the district donated to Maumee Churches United; Guerrero Painting received $400; Metroparks Toledo received $300; and Cub Scout Pack 252 received $200.
Pictured at the Appliance Center are (from left) Brett Stoner, Cub master for Pack 252; Bailey Ballmer, her son Otto, and Bob Heckman of Metroparks Toledo; John Fulton, Appliance Center manager; Randy Behr and Peggy Anderson of Maumee City Schools; and Hector Guerrero of Guerrero Painting.
For more parade highlights, scroll through the gallery below.