A Nighttime Holiday Spectacular
Experience one of Central Florida’s premier nighttime parades in Historic Downtown Kissimmee. The Kissimmee Festival of Lights Parade is an annual tradition that is perfect for the whole family. Join thousands of residents and visitors for a holiday event full of music, dancing and thousands of holiday lights. The parade will begin at 7 pm and we recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes early to find the perfect place to enjoy the event.
Before the parade, stop by the Holiday House at the Kissimmee Civic Center. Your kids will love decorating cookies and creating their own make-it-take-it ornaments. Of course, it wouldn’t be a holiday party without Old Saint Nick. Santa Clause will be at the Holiday House ready for the perfect photo with you and your family. The Holiday House will be open from 4 pm to 6:30 pm.
WHO: 7,000+ ⎮ Fun & family-oriented
WHERE: Historic Downtown Kissimmee |Broadway, Dakin Avenue & Lakeview Drive
WHEN: Saturday, December 14, 2019 ⎮ 7 PM – 8 PM
COST: Admission is free
PARADE FLOAT APPLICATION: Complete the application
Frequently Asked Questions
There are three parking garages within walking distance to the Kissimmee Festival of Lights parade route with 1,600 parking spots. The SunRail/Civic Center parking garage can be accessed from Neptune Road via Tohopekaliga Avenue, Toho Square parking garage* can be accessed from Pleasant Street via Darlington Avenue or Ruby Avenue, and the Osceola County Courthouse parking garage can be accessed via Bryan Street. There is additional parking at Kissimmee City Hall (101 Church Street) as well as on-street parking throughout Downtown Kissimmee.
*Please note that Toho Square parking garage will be closed to all ingoing and outgoing traffic during the parade (between 6 pm and 9 pm).
The parade route for Kissimmee Festival of Lights runs in a loop through Historic Downtown Kissimmee. Parade floats will start at the Osceola County Courthouse and will end at Kissimmee Lakefront Park. Due to the high attendance of this event we recommend that you arrive 30-45 minutes early to allow time to park and find an ideal location to enjoy the event.
The best views of the parade are found along the following streets:
- Dakin Avenue
- Lakeview Drive
Kissimmee Festival of Lights is one of our highest attended events with residents and visitors from across Central Florida coming to enjoy this nighttime spectacular. Your business, organization or group can be a part of the celebration and receive increased visibility by hosting a parade float. Parade floats are given 40 feet of space for vehicles, floats or walking groups.
Each float will be highlighted to event attendees by a live commentator as well as on our Facebook live stream to our social media community.
Parade float pricing
- Standard : $75
- Non-profit: $50
- Festival of Lights & MLK Unity Celebration parade combo: $100 standard/$64 non-profit
Each year we honor one member of our community to be the Grand Marshal of the Kissimmee Festival of Lights Parade. This individual will ride in the first parade float and will help launch the parade festivities. If you know someone who lives in Osceola County and displays outstanding pride and commitment to our community then you can nominate them using our Grand Marshal nomination form.