40 entries signed up for Medina’s Parade of Lights

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 November 2022 at 10:34 am

Takeform will debut new sleigh carrying Santa to culminate the parade

Photos by Tom Rivers: The Metz’s Family Christmas won the grand champion and the $500 top prize in last year’s parade on Nov. 27, 2021. The Medina Railroad Museum was the grand champion the previous two years.

MEDINA – There are about 40 entries signed up for Saturday’s Parade of Lights in Medina. This is the 14th annual parade.

The parade starts at 6 p.m. and this year will include the debut of an extravagant new sleigh carrying Santa. That sleigh has been created by Takeform.

Takeform representatives will present a key to the sleigh to Mayor Mike Sidari at 5:15 p.m. at Rotary Park. The sleigh will be given to the village to be used in future parades.

Georgia Thomas is the parade’s grand marshal. She will help light the community Christmas tree at 5:30 p.m. At 5:45, there will be a fireworks display and then the lighted floats will start their journey at 6 p.m. from Park Avenue to Main Street.

Click here to see the full day’s schedule for Medina’s Olde Tyme Christmas celebration.

The float for the Metz’s Family Christmas is shown in the staging and setup area at the Olde Pickle Factory before the start of the parade about a year ago.