Anthem Christmas Light Parade Planned for Dec. 15

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Off-road vehicles participated in an informal Anthem Parkside Christmas parade in 2016, the first year in what has become an annual event. Photo: Harmony Brown

Two years ago, a few dozen off-road vehicles, mostly side-by-sides (SXSs), gathered for an informal Christmastime parade through parts of Anthem. Last year, 135 vehicles turned out. This year, more than 200 individuals and families are expected to parade their lit-up vehicles on a route that will aim to traverse some of the streets with the most impressively decorated homes.

The parade, still an informal gathering, is planned for Dec. 15, to start at around 6 or 6:30 p.m., said Harmony Brown, who is organizing it. The goal, Brown said: “To celebrate the holidays and create a fun and memorable experience for all of Anthem and the neighboring communities.”

Owners of SXSs, UTVs and Jeeps who wish to light up and otherwise decorate their vehicles are welcome to participate. Vehicles must be street legal.


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Details on how to participate are available on the group’s Facebook page (drivers can click “going” to indicate their planned participation). The route will be posted in social media in coming days, Brown said. It will wind through Anthem Parkside on each side of I-17. She encourages people along the route to watch from their front yards and others to find a safe spot, such as a school parking lot.

One of the participants last year. Photo: Harmony Brown

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NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels. Email the author.

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