Downtown Walla Walla will shine Saturday during the 17th annual Macy’s Parade of Lights.
The parade takes place at 6 p.m. with lights adorning every entry — from tractors and cars to floats and fire trucks.
The parade starts at the staging area along Boyer Avenue and heads south on Palouse Street, west on Alder Street, north on Fifth Avenue and east on Main Street back to the staging area.
Judging will take place in seven categories: best entry K-8, best high-school entry, best collegiate entry, best religious entry, best commercial entry, best civic/neighborhood entry and Mayor’s Choice — best municipal entry.
Those looking for a warm place to watch from indoors may want to head to the Walla Walla Public Library, 238 E. Alder St. The library offers a windowside view of the happenings from the children’s area and will be open from 5 p.m. to the end of the parade.
The parade will also uphold its tradition as it closes with Santa Claus riding in on the final float of the night.
The Walla Walla Community College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda created Santa’s float. After the parade, the man in red will appear at Inland Octopus, 7 E. Main St., where he will return each Sunday, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to meet with children and have free digital images taken.