Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade

The Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade will be Friday, December 4, 2020. The parade begins at 5:30 p. m.

Parade Route: 3rd Street & Poyntz Avenue — 11th Street — Moro Street — City Park

There will be no in-person tree lighting ceremony in Triangle Park this year. Instead, there will be a virtual tree lighting on the City of MHK Facebook page as well as Cox Cable Channel 3 on Thursday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m.

Donations for the Flint Hills Breadbasket — both non-perishable food and tax-deductible monetary donations — will be accepted during the parade.


  • No walking groups are allowed this year due to the pandemic.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Maintain social distancing from everyone outside of your parade entry, including spectators.
  • All participants must stay with their float entry at all times, including in the staging area.
  • All participants should dress in warm clothes.
  • Costumes are strongly encouraged for all participants.
  • No entry may feature Santa in order to avoid multiple Santa sightings.
  • It is PROHIBITED to distribute candy or any other trinket during the parade.
  • All entries are required to maintain the spacing set up at staging – Do not allow gaps!
  • All entries are subject to approval by the Parade Committee.


All awards will be determined by the Parade Committee. This year’s awards include:
Mayor’s Trophy/Best in Show: The winner must show originality and have a significant light display.

  • Best Use of Lights: For the entry that uses lights in the most creative way to enhance their entry.
  • Best Youth Float: For the best entry by a group composed mainly of children.
  • Best Bicycle Entry: Best individual or group on bicycles.


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