Every year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, downtown Topeka kicks off the holiday season with a fun-filled day of Small Business Saturday shopping, dining and music with festivities continuing into the evening with the Rescue Run beginning at 5 p.m., then the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony at Westar Energy at 5:30pm followed by the 28th Annual Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade beginning at 6pm.
The MKA Parade’s “lighted” holiday-themed entries include walking groups, dance teams, marching bands, bicycles, Shriners, military vehicles, public service vehicles, floats, car clubs . . . and the “official” Santa appearance closing the parade.