Light Up the Holidays Parade RSVP

Celebrate the start of the holiday season with your friends and family from USF! Join us on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 for the annual “Light Up the Holidays” Parade in beautiful Downtown Joliet. USF’s own Bernie the St. Bernard is this year’s grand marshal and will help City of Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk and USF President Arvid C. Johnson light the Downtown Joliet Christmas tree at 5:15 p.m.! Then, starting at 5:30 p.m., walk alongside or ride on USF’s float in the parade and showcase your USF pride!


The USF float will be parked at the intersection of Benton & Chicago St. Please visit: for a map and available parking lots. For a full list of events taking place in Downtown Joliet on the day of the parade, please visit
Please contact Dave DiLorenzo, Director of Community & Government Relations, at or 815-740-3625 with any questions.