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Posted on: December 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Lights Fantastic Parade Detours and Closures

Carbondale Lights Fantastic


CARBONDALE – The 29th Annual Lights Fantastic Parade returns to downtown Carbondale on Saturday, December 7.

The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on South Illinois Avenue at Mill Street and will travel north on Illinois Avenue and around the Town Square on Jackson and Washington streets, to Main Street where it ends.

Roads will close and detours of Main Street, Walnut Street and Illinois Avenue will begin promptly at 5 p.m., so parade goers are encouraged to arrive early and avoid traffic congestion. Roads will open promptly after the parade ends, which is typically around 8 p.m.

Free shuttle rides will be provided to the downtown from Murdale Shopping Center and University Mall. Buses will pick up passengers every 15 minutes between 4-6 p.m. Buses will return passengers following the parade.

For a complete list of detours and road closures, visit the Carbondale Lights Fantastic Parade Facebook page or

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”

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