This Friday, Dec2nd at 5:30 pm Manhattan, KS will hold the Manhattan Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade, also known as the Mayors Holiday Parade. The Parade route begins in Downtown Manhattan and weaves its way through Downtown Manhattan, up Poyntz, past Manhattan City Park, and then the parade ends in Aggieville!
Every float must have lights and let me tell you, the entries get VERY creative! While it is all in good fun there are also awards given out by the parade committee! There are six awards in total, Best in Show/Mayor's Trophy, Best Use of Lights, Spirit of the Breadbasket, Best Youth Float, Best Walking Group, and even the Best Bicycle Entry!
One of the favorites in the parade is The Pride of Wildcat land, the K-State Marching Band! Marching their way down the parade route the KSU Marching Band will be playing the favorites. Followed by the Kansas State University Football semi, staff, and occasionally players.
The Manhattan Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade is truly all about the community getting together, having a great evening, and helping the Flint Hills Breadbasket in the process. Attendees, there is also a special visitor at the end of the parade that you don't want to miss!