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Christmas arrives in O’Fallon at Illuminated Holiday Parade

The streets were lined with thousands of onlookers as the 2017 Illuminated Holiday Parade rolled through O’Fallon Saturday evening.

The annual parade, which almost didn’t take place this year after the Van Etten family decided to retire after decades of work organizing it, was bigger and better than ever taking nearly an hour to go from Community Park, over to Lincoln, up to State Street, and east to Vine, where it concluded at Santa’s Hut. Businesses, community groups, and individuals from all over town sponsored the parade and entered floats.

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