Jackson LaBarre-Bates, 3, admires the candy decorations on the Fred Meyer float prior to the start of the Festival of Lights Holiday Parade in Keizer Dec. 13. For more pictures, please see our Facebook gallery. For parade videos, look for Keizertimes on YouTube. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

Jackson LaBarre-Bates, 3, admires the candy decorations on the Fred Meyer float prior to the start of the Festival of Lights Holiday Parade in Keizer Dec. 13.

The weather held out nicely for the 24th annual Festival of Lights Holiday Parade down River Road in Keizer last Saturday, Dec. 13.

Some, however, were upset when a number of parade entries pulled off early to take part in the After Glow Party at Skyline Ford, a new addition this year.

Here are the winners from the parade:


Grand Sweepstakes Award:
May Trucking

KBZY Founders Award:
Catholic Community Services

Salem Chamber of Commerce Award:
Norlift

Mayor’s Trophy Award:
Town & Country Lanes

Best Little Roadhouse:
US Postal Service

Holiday Spirit in Memory of Jan Cline Award:
Keizer Public Works

KYKN Award:
Cherriots

Best Auto Entry:
Marion Co. Fire District

Best Auto Illumination:
Road Lords

Judge’s Choice Award:
First Slavic Baptist Church

City Spirit Award:
Marion Co. Search & Rescue / Marion Co. Sheriff’s Office

Best Band:
North Salem High School


For parade videos, check out Keizertimes on YouTube.

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