Staff is busy preparing for the 21st Annual Electric Parade for 2015. This year’s event will be held Saturday, December 5, 2015 starting with the tree lighting ceremony in front of City Hall at approximately 5 p.m. followed by the Electric Light Parade. The parade will start at Colorado St. and Florence Blvd., travel west on Florence Blvd, and turn south on Florence Street ending on 2nd St.
A PDF of the entry form can be downloaded below, or registrations can be submitted online. The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 21st.
Approximately six (6) weeks before the event, your parade coordinator will receive an informational packet by mail confirming your entry, rules, map, meeting dates, etc. Thank you and we look forward to receiving your entry!
Check back for a copy of the parade route with places to park, announcers location and pre-parade entertainment.
Pictures with Santa available here on our Flickr page
2014 Electric Light Parade Winners Announced
The City of Casa Grande, in partnership with APS, Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc., and Casa Grande Main Street hosted the 20th Annual Electric Light Parade on Saturday, December 6.
Approximately 55,000 spectators attended the parade to watch the beautiful floats decorated with twinkling lights. There were 91 floats in the parade this year, 34 of which participated for the first time.
Below is a list of all the winners, including the People’s Choice Award. Awards will be given out at the City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 15 at City Hall.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – Foothills West RV Resort (352 total votes)
MAYOR’S AWARD – Casa Grande Jewelry and Pawn
APS POWER TO MAKE IT HAPPEN AWARD (for best use of lights) – Cross Roads Church
1st Place – University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
2nd Place – E & JC Heating and Cooling LLC
3rd Place – Mission Royale Adult Community
1st Place – Banner Casa Grande Medical Center
2nd Place – Culver’s of Casa Grande
3rd Place – Foothills West RV Resort
BEST CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
1st Place – REA Construction Co.
2nd Place – Casa Grande Head Start
3rd Place – Lowe’s
MOST CREATIVE CHRISTMAS COSTUME(S)
1st Place – Grace Lutheran Church
2nd Place – Fiesta Grande RV Resort
3rd Place – Casa Grande Middle School Marching Band
BEST PUBLIC SAFETY ENTRY
1st Place – Casa Grande Fire Department and Explorers
2nd Place – Eloy Fire District
3rd Place – Coolidge Fire Department
CASA GRANDE MAIN STREET SMALL BUSINESS AWARD
Hoover Family Companies
Many thanks to all the entrants for their effort and involvement and for beginning our holiday season on such a bright note. You’re ALL winners.
The City of Casa Grande would like to also thank APS, Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc. and Main Street for their continued support of this event. A HUGE thank you to Lowe’s Home Improvement for allowing us to stage float in their parking lot and to Casa Grande Parks Department, Serve Pro, AmeriCorps NCCC Team and Pinal County Adult Probation for assisting with the clean up after the parade. Thank you to Henry Brown Chevrolet, Sonic and the Paramount Theatre for their support and sponsorship of the 2014 Winter Wonderland in downtown Casa Grande.