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Posted on: November 27, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Electric Light Parade Returns for the 28th Year


CITY OF CASA GRANDE | STRONGER UNITED

510 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
www.casagrandeaz.gov

Contact:
Solangel Leyva
Community Services Department
(520) 421-8677 ext. 4511
Solangel_Leyva@CasaGrandeAZ.gov


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ELECTRIC LIGHT PARADE RETURNS FOR THE 28th YEAR!

Casa Grande, AZ (November 27, 2023) – The City of Casa Grande Community Services Department is excited to kick off the holiday season with the 28th Annual Electric Light Parade, generously sponsored by APS. The Electric Light Parade is the most popular event of the year and is scheduled for Saturday, December 2nd at 5:45 p.m. 

The parade will start at 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of Florence Blvd. and Colorado Street and will proceed west to Florence St., turn south, and conclude at 2nd Street. in downtown. The annual tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Peart Park. The public is encouraged to vote online at www.ELPVote.com for their favorite float, the winner will receive the People’s Choice Award and be recognized at an upcoming City Council meeting. 

Activities for the day are free and the schedule is as follows: 

Pictures with Santa | 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Dorothy Powell Senior Center, 405 E 6th St. 
Event includes inflatables, food trucks, free digital pictures with Santa, and crafts. 

Electric Light Parade | 5:45 p.m. 
On Florence Blvd. from Colorado Street to 2nd St. 
Event includes 85 floats. 

Tree Lighting Ceremony | 6:00 p.m. 
Peart Park, 350 E 6th St. 

The following street closures will be in place on Saturday, December 2nd, to accommodate parade staging: 

  • Florence St. between Florence Blvd. and 2nd St. 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
  • Pottebaum Ave. between 9th & Florence Blvd. 2:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
  • Florence Blvd between Colorado and Peart 2:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
  • Colorado St. between 9th & Florence Blvd. 2:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
  • 2nd St., Florence St. to Jimmie Kerr Blvd. 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
  • 2nd St., Sacaton St. to Florence St. 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
  • Florence Blvd, Peart Rd. to Florence St. (Parade Route) 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

Parade attendees are asked to pack their trash after the parade and clean up the area around them. The faster the streets are cleared of debris, the faster they will open. For the latest updates, visit the Electric Light Parade page. For questions or more information, contact the Recreation Division at (520) 421-8677. 

Attachment: Map of Route (PDF)

ELP Map Closure

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