Above, an antique fire engine cruises along the route in a past Grand Lighted Holiday Parade in downtown Beloit.
The 26th annual spectacle is set for Friday, Nov. 23. The festive evening begins with live music at 5 p.m. at the First National Bank Plaza, at the corner of State Street and Grand Avenue. Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. and begin the tree lighting, followed by the parade starting at 6:15 p.m. down Grand Avenue from Third Street to Horace White Park. At 7 p.m., Santa will be available for visits and photos at the Hendricks Center for the Arts, 409 Pleasant St. For more information, go online to downtownbeloit.com or call the Downtown Beloit Association at 608-365-0150.