Parade of Lights – Thursday December 16

Parade of Lights

When: December 16th
  • Float check-in – 7:00 PM at the 1st street entrance to Good Sam Village
  • Close Streets to incomers – 7:45 PM
  • Parade Start – 8:00 PM
Where: Good Samaritan Village (Hastings – South East corner)
Who: Hastings Community Theatre is the hosting, with the help and support of Good Samaritan Village
What: A night time parade, where the focus is on lighting up the night!

Important Information, Help, Contact and Tricks!

Jessica Brock is the point person for this event. For emergency questions her cell is 308-991-6633. She is best with text, but will get back to your voicemail. Or you can email her at

NO THROWING CANDY/PRIZES/GOODIES etc – I didn’t mean to yell that, but it is very important. As this will be dark and at night, we don’t want anyone trying to get into the road to get goodies, only to get run over because the drivers didn’t see them.

The Village doesn’t have an overabundance of parking, so we will be directing people to the Hastings Community Theatre parking lot (East end of D Street), or the Chapel’s parking lot (E street and Lane D). Due to the serpentine nature of the route, we will close the streets just before the parade starts. Make sure friends and family get there early!

Light it Up! – If this is your first time lighting up a float (or anything), Below are a couple of ideas you can utilize, but also, get creative!

1) Battery powered lights – these can be found all over. They are nice because you don’t need a large power source.

2) Glow sticks – no power source needed, but can only be started at the last minute

3) Solar lights – depending on the light, and how late it stays lit, this may be an option. Dusk happens at 5:45, dark by 6:30… so depending on how strong of a light, this may be an issue.

4) For those who are using a vehicle with a cigarette lighter adapter – DC>to>AC power inverters are between $20-$40 and can then have led lights plugged into them and this can plug into your vehicle.

5) There are also DC to AC inverters that can clamp right to a 12v battery, making it’s attachment to the battery under your hood unnecessary.

Example Floats