Across the United States, truck-themed Christmas parades have become annual events as well as ways to bolster charities (overdriveonline – 11/27/18). Parade organizers generally donate proceeds from entry fees and contributions, such as non-perishable food, to organizations that help local families. Following is a list of some of those parades:
On November 24, the Lighted Truck Parade in Gualala, California drew as many as 2,000 onlookers, the equivalent of the town’s population.
On December 1, the Christmas Twilight Parade in Waimea, Hawaii celebrated its 58th year and benefited Big Island Giving Tree, which helps families in need.
Also, on December 1, the third annual Truckers’ Toy Drive aided the Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Participants donated a toy to enter the parade.
And yes, on December 1, Northern California offered three parades:
–The Paradise Truck Parade of Lights that served as a canned food
drive for local food pantries.
— The Holiday Lights Parade that benefitted the Menocino Children’s
— Ukiah County’s Parade of Lights which combined the formerly separate events of the Downtown Holiday Parade of Lights and Truckers Light Parade.
On December 7, Fortuna, CA offered the Electric Lighted Truck Parade.
On December 8, Eureka, CA hosted the Truckers’ Christmas Parade for the 38th
Also on December 8, the 25th annual Timber Trucker’s Light Parade was held in Riddle, Oregon. Seventy trucks participated and were decorated with 50,000 + lights.