The fourth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities will take place Saturday, Nov. 21.
The community event is a joint venture between the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island, including its Recreation Department.
Festivities start at 2 p.m. with Santa's first visits of the season, as well as vendors, games, music and crafts. Grand Island Boulevard will close at 4:30 p.m. in anticipation of the Rudolph Run, a fun run that will start at 5 p.m., followed by the Electric Light Parade. The festivities close with the tree-lighting in the Town Commons at the end of the parade, and an opportunity to patronize the vendors until 8 p.m.
Light Up the Boulevard kicks off the traditional holiday shopping season with local businesses competing for the prestigious award and bragging rights for most decorated establishment. Sponsors and vendors are being sought. For more details, call the chamber office at 716-773-3651, or visit online at www.gichamber.org.