SEWARD – The 8th Annual Christmas Holiday Lighted Parade took place Saturday night in Seward. This year’s parade was the largest yet with 53 Entries. The “Saturday after Thanksgiving” event is becoming a major family tradition and a holiday highlight for not only the Seward area but also southeast Nebraska.
The parade is part of a day full of events during the Christmas Festival in Seward. The day features many events like horse and buggy rides, Christmas bingo in the brewery, a festival of trees, a fruit cake toss for the kids, plus pictures with live reindeer, and of course a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Suzanne Gligorevic, Marketing & Communications Coordinator for the Seward County Chamber and Economic Development says besides the activities, the National Guard Museum and the small businesses that participate in the event really bring the visitors in.
The festival is sponsored by the Seward County Chamber and Economic Development and organized by the Seward Christmas Festival Committee, with a host of various community volunteers and civic groups assisting.