Saturday, December 03, 2022

Hayden Lights Parade, tree lighting Dec. 3

Staff Report | November 24, 2022 1:05 AM

The annual Hayden Lights Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be Dec. 3 in McIntire Family Park, 8930 N. Government Way.

The Hayden Lights Parade will begin at 5 p.m. The route will start at Hayden Avenue and proceed south on Government Way, ending at Honeysuckle Avenue for those on foot and at Nita Avenue for participants in vehicles.

The lighting ceremony will immediately follow the parade. The Hayden Meadows Elementary School Special Chorus will sing Christmas songs and the tree will be lit by Hayden Mayor Scott Forssell with the assistance of Santa Claus and P1FCU staff. Santa Claus will greet the children in Hayden City Hall Council Chambers following the ceremony, and P1FCU will provide giveaways. Donations will be accepted for the Toys for Tots campaign.

Free hot chocolate, coffee and cookies will be provided by Boy Scouts of America Troop 911 and will be served in the McIntire Family Park gazebo before the parade.

Businesses and organizations interested in participating in the parade can call the city of Hayden at 208-109-1080 or visit the website,, to request parade applications. It is free to participate. The deadline to submit applications is Monday.

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