Mother Nature has done it again. Due to increasing chances of inclement weather, it has been decided that the annual Holiday in the Park Parade and the Fishing for the Food Bank event will be postponed from Saturday, November 22nd to until Saturday, November 29th. All other information pertaining to the event, such as the parade start time & the parade route will remain unchanged. That’s right folks, make sure your bellies are good and full from eating what is left of your Thanksgiving leftovers, and then grab the kids, pile up in the car, and head down to the park (Elmer Thomas Park), or your nearest parade route, to enjoy the festivities. Here are the specific details for each event:

Holiday in the Park Parade information:

Date/ Time: Saturday, November 29th @6:00pm

Parade Route:

  • Beginning at Central Mall,
  • Then, North on 2nd Street to NW Ferris Avenue,
  • Next, West on Ferris Avenue to 3rd Street in Elmer Thomas Park
  • Finally, to 6th Street by the Museum of the Great Plains


The Holiday House in Elmer Thomas Park will be open for concessions beginning at 5pm.

Holiday Light Display:

Immediately after the parade everyone will be able to drive through the park and experience the joy of the annual Holiday Light display, which will be available for viewing until January 2, 2015.

Fishing for the Food Bank information:

Date/Time: Saturday, November 29th 8:00am- 12:00pm

Location: Lake Helen in Elmer Thomas Park

Details: Bring canned good/non-perishable food items and enjoy FREE trout fishing. No permits required. All canned food items will benefit the local Lawton Food Bank. All are invited to enjoy a morning of fishing and fun with prizes and awards included.

Biggest Fish Contest Details:

  • Registration fee is $10.00
  • Grand prize is $150.00

By: Tanika Gentry