Celebrate the start of the Christmas season with our community. The Lighted Christmas Parade became a community tradition in 1993, two years after the Dec. 11, 1991 fire at the Page County Courthouse in Clarinda. The emphasis of the event has remained on thanking the area fire departments that helped successfully battle that blaze so fire trucks are given a place of honor following the color guard unit.
The Christmas parade is co-sponsored by the Clarinda Chamber of Commerce and the Clarinda Kiwanis Club. Each year, a different theme is given so participants can show their imagination and do different things with their floats. After the parade children are able to visit Santa Claus at the Santa House located on the lawn of Page County Courthouse.