20141128 - CL Lights festival parade (KG) - nwherald

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Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Spectators watch as a man dressed as Santa Claus throws powder into the air to signal the tree to light after the Festival of Lights Parade Friday in Crystal Lake. The annual parade of lights, marking the arrival of Santa to downtown Crystal Lake happens every year on the day after Thanksgiving, and is the city's only nighttime parade.