On Saturday, November 30th, 2013, guests and residents of the Crystal City are invited to Historic Market Street for the first Stationary Parade of Lights. This event will offer a new twist on the classic parade, where the floats remain in place and visitors can stroll at their own pace. The parade will feature many of the same groups as in previous years, including emergency vehicles, marching bands and community organizations. Floats will be parked along all five blocks of Market Street, including some adjacent side streets. The street will be closed to vehicle traffic, providing a safe environment for pedestrians.
The evening schedule begins at 4:00pm, with music and activities in Centerway Square. Corning's Gaffer District will welcome Santa to the Centerway Square stage at 6:00pm, followed by the lighting of the tree in the square, at which point all vehicles and floats will light up simultaneously. The parade lasts until 8:00pm, and will be immediately followed by a fireworks presentation to cap off the evening.
During the evening, parade visitors are encouraged to visit Gaffer District businesses and participate in another new feature for this year's event - the first People's Choice Awards, which will be held in addition to the annual Judges' Awards. Guests can vote for their favorite vehicle or float, and enter to win a getaway package to the Crystal City.