After taking a year off for the pandemic, St Nick is expected to return to Corrales this December as the acme of the Corrales MainStreet Starlight Parade. The parade is set to begin on December 4 at 5:30pm. All villagers who wish to participate are invited to line up their festooned cars, floats, tractors and other vehicles beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Wagner’s Farm Stand parking lot.
As usual, foot or equestrian traffic is discouraged, since the parade is very dark and it is difficult for drivers to see. The parade route will begin at Wagner’s and travel south along Corrales Road to the Growers’ Market parking lot, probably dispersing around 6 p.m. MainStreet plans to have a tree-lighting event at the end of the parade, along with St Nick, and cookies for all.
Of course, Covid protocols will be enforced. Villagers are required to wear masks, even outside, when standing in line or close to those outside of their families. Everyone is reminded to avoid crowding together, and to try to social distance as much as possible. MainStreet also asks villagers to keep an eye on their website, http://www.visitcorrales.com for updates and possible COVID-related cancellations or adaptations.
Corrales Road will be closed between Tenorio Road and Coronado Road from 5:15 p.m. until the parade finishes. No side road access will be allowed.