Eddy Grant had a hit single in the '80s called Electric Avenue. But we're pretty sure he had no idea how well those words would describe Park City's Electric Parade decades later.
Walking in downtown, Park City would be akin to "rocking down to Electric Avenue," as Park City welcomes the holiday season in electrifying jubilation with their annual parade.
Free to all, this celebration on Main Street, the heart and soul of historic Park City, invites participants and spectators alike to introduce the festive season by donning their vehicle of choice with lights and christmas decorations, while watching the lighting up of the city's Christmas tree and Main Street lights on Nov. 30.
“This event is just so different and unique and fits so well with the character of Park City, and mainly Main Street, as there is just so much to do here and it's a great place for people to come visit,” says Meisha Lawson, event coordinator.
With cars, bicycles, trolleys, trucks and buses lit up to display the town's holiday cheer in colorful celebration, local radio station KPCW (91.9 FM) will blast out holiday music and Christmas jams all night starting at 6:10 p.m. Participants and their vividly lit vehicles will take the journey from Park Avenue to Main Street, starting at 6 p.m.
“With this event moved this year, to complement Small Business Saturday, the most interesting part of the parade is that we are used to small businesses joining in the competition," Lawson says, "but this year we have a lot of families who will compete against each other. Its a great family event.”
There will be prizes for the vehicles with the best decorations, including The Mayor's Award for the best in show and the Holiday Time in the Mountains for the vehicle with the most Christmas spirit.
To find out more info, visit historicparkcityutah.com.