By Keith Knepp
NAPPANEE — Nappanee’s annual holiday season tradition, the Miracles at Main and Market parade, will once again take to the streets of the Elkhart County town Saturday, Dec. 3.
Lineup for the parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Nappanee Elementary School, 755 E. Van Buren St., from which the procession will step off at 7 p.m.
This year’s parade route has been changed from previous years. It will exit the school parking lot and travel south on Jackson Street, from which it will turn west onto Market Street (US 6). It will continue on Market Street through the town square before turning south onto South Nappanee Street, where the parade will terminate on the west side of the fire station and town hall.
At the conclusion of the parade, everyone is invited to come to the downtown pavilion, located on the southwest corner of Market and Clark streets. Everyone will be given a candle to hold prior to the singing of “Silent Night” at approximately 7:40 p.m. Additionally, Nappanee Mayor Phil Jenkins will read the Christmas story and the official lighting of the city’s Christmas tree will occur.
There will be a live nativity scene at the pavilion. Additional entertainment will be provided, along with a free snack of cookies and hot chocolate.
“Come out to Nappanee and enjoy an evening of fun, fellowship and our lighted parade,” said Jeff Kitson, executive director of the Nappanee Chamber of Commerce. “It will be an outstanding evening for you and your families.”