The West End Electric Light Parade takes place on West Beech Street beginning at Ohio Avenue on the second Saturday in December each year. Come down and check out the antique cars, fire trucks, floats and bicycles wrapped in Christmas lights for this festive holiday parade. Floats line up at the Sands parking lot at 5 pm and step off at 6:30 pm. There will be parking available at the Long Beach Catholic School lot, with shuttle buses to the West End.

Awards will be given to the "best" in several categories.

Only 80 entries will be accepted.

Applications to participate are now available. All are welcome to join in the fun and submit an entry for the parade. Every entry requires and application and $20 fee. See application for details. We can't wait to see this year's creativity! Download app here.

West End businesses/restaurants will offer Electric Light Parade specials.

2017 Best Floats:

2017 Electric Light parade

Best Fire Dept Float:  Ray Pheifer with Old Fashioned Fire Truck

Best Float:  Polar Express

Best Walking Group:  Couch on Wheels

Best Pipe Band: Breezy Point

Best Car/Vehicle: The Adventure Van

Most Unique: Charlie Brown

Most Festive:  Westholme/Walks

Chamber Award: Jetty

City Council Award for Best LB Themed: A & E Builders

Most Holiday Spirit: Disney on Wheels

Li Herald float