Glow on Monroe festival Buckeye

Buckeye’s 16th annual Glow on Monroe festival starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Buckeye Main Street Coalition presents the 16th annual Glow on Monroe electric light parade at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in downtown Buckeye. The event is free and travels east along Monroe Avenue from Second Street to Apache Road.

 The nighttime parade will feature dazzling displays of holiday lights decorating historic fire trucks, horse-drawn carriages and other vintage vehicles. Local school marching bands are also part of the parade, along with free photos with Santa before and after the parade.

Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck and Vice Mayor Eric Orsborn are the parade’s master of ceremonies and will announce each float as they cruise by City Hall.

 From 5 to 9 p.m., kids can “make and take” crafts at the Sixth Street Plaza, across from City Hall, and get pictures taken with Santa after the parade in the gymnasium of Buckeye Elementary School.