The annual ‘Night of Lights Parade’ is set for this evening (December 7th) in Downtown Danville. But the parade will be just part of the holiday fun this year. The Radiant Reds from North Ridge Middle School will be performing before the parade at Temple Plaza from 5:30 until 6:15 p.m. And the Fischer Theatre will be hosting a Winter Farmer’s Market on Friday (and Saturday) with proceeds going to The Heritage Foundation. It is the group working to restore the Fischer.
DDI will also be hosting a Winter Vendor Market with a variety of vendors, and the Danville Public Library plans to host a free holiday mittens craft event Friday evening.
Downtown businesses plan to extend their hours this evening, and some plan to offer candy canes and hot chocolate.
The ‘Night of Lights Parade’ begins at 6:30 p.m. (Friday), and this year the route has changed. It will go west on Seminary Street in the downtown area, then turn south down Vermilion Street and concluding at Towne Centre. The judges and band shell will be adjacent to the Fischer Theatre.
And the City of Danville is hosting gift wrapping and ornament making. The gift wrapping will be available at both DDI’s building at 149 North Vermilion Street and Senior Source at 7 East North Street Friday evening.
Danville Public Affairs Specialist Amanda Vickery notes there will be plenty of places to shop downtown, as well as warm up.