Light Up Lander bigger than ever

Dec 1, 2017 By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

Light Up Lander is projected to have its biggest year yet with games, a light parade, Santa and possibly fireworks.

The event will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday with the Christmas Light Parade following the festivities.

As of Friday, there were more than 40 floats registered for the light parade.

Of those entries, some are coming from Riverton, Pavillion, the Wind River Indian Reservation and more to participate.

Richardson also spoke to the council asking for the possibility to have fireworks after Santa meets Mayor Del McOmie in Centennial Park to light up the tree.

Light Up Lander will take place in the 100 block of South Seventh Street, next to Mr. D's Food Center. It will include games, prizes, hayrides, cookies, hot cocoa and music.

For every canned good brought to the event to be donated to the Lander Care and Share Food Bank, a raffle ticket will received for a bike raffle.

Drawing for the bikes will take place at 5 p.m. and the person must be present to win.

Line up for the parade will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the 100 block of South Eighth Street, with the parade starting at 5:30 p.m. on Eighth Street, ending at Centennial Park in the 200 block of Main Street.

"We are trying to make it all of Lander, not just one end of Lander," Lander city council-member Richardson said.

Santa will then meet McOmie for the lighting of the tree.

"It is going to be fantastic," said Michelle Motherway, owner of Mr. D's Food Center, who took over organizing the event when the city of Lander could no longer do so. "It's a great thing for Lander. It's a great avenue to set ourselves aside from other communities."

To sign up for floats, contact Richardson at 330-6553 or at

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