On Friday, November 25, Downtown Joliet hosted the Light Up the Holidays Festival and Parade. Various activities took place throughout the day. The tree lighting was held at Van Buren Plaza followed by the Holiday Parade. WRDR was featured on a parade balloon. David Meyer volunteered his services of lining-up parade entries and then joined his family to watch the parade and fireworks. Katie Napier and her family also enjoyed watching the parade and fireworks.

On Sunday, November 27, Christy Ely and her daughter, Addy, attended the Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet “The Nutcracker” at the Rialto Square Theatre downtown Joliet. The ballet is performed annually and this was Christy and Addy’s third year attending. Every year Addy enjoys picking out a “nutcracker” and writing the year on the bottom of it to create a collection of mother/daughter memories! Click the link below to view a couple of photos from the events.


Downtown Joliet 2016 Light Up The Holidays