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Be part of the joy at Fantasy of Lights

FOL - T4TBusinesses, bands and community groups have a chance to be part of the joy in downtown Howell on Friday, Nov. 27, at the 32nd annual Fantasy of Lights Parade. This year’s parade theme is “Joy to Howell.”

“Having a float in the Fantasy of Lights Parade is a great way to get in the holiday spirit,” said Michelle Tokan, Fantasy of Lights director. “Many organizations construct floats as a team-building experience. Plus, it’s rewarding to have your float seen by thousands of spectators cheering along the parade route.”

Les Rodwell

Les Rodwell is grand marshal of this year’s Fantasy of Lights Parade.

Each entry in the Fantasy of Lights parade must be illuminated with a minimum of 5,000 holiday lights. The event marks the arrival of the holiday season in Howell and has attracted up to 30,000 spectators lining the Grand River Avenue parade route. Grand Marshal is Les Rodwell, former Fantasy of Lights chairman and fire marshal.

The event is hosted by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Major sponsor of the Fantasy of Lights Parade is Cobb-Hall Insurance. Supporting Sponsors are Citizens Insurance and Blue Care Network of Michigan. Bath Planet sponsors Santa and his reindeer.

Fantasy of Lights attractions and activities begin in downtown Howell at 4 p.m. The Fantasy 5K Run begins at 6 p.m. followed by the start of the parade at 7 p.m. Fantasy 5K Platinum Sponsor is Champion Automotive Group. Runners can register for the 5K at

For more information, contact Tokan at the chamber foundation at 517.546.3920 or

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