TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– The “Light Your Way” parade made its return to downtown Terre Haute on Saturday, bringing hundreds of families out to enjoy the festivities. 

It’s a part of the “Miracle on 7th Street” event put on by the nonprofit organization over the weekend. Terre Haute resident Sandra Bidewell said she looks forward to the parade each year. 

“I love parades. I particularly love Christmas parades,” she said. “It ushers in the season, you get to see the kids and they’re all so excited. I like all that sort of thing.”

The parade included 80 participants. The Wabash Valley Jeep Junkies were one, and President Mike Latta said the group had more involvement than last year.

“They actually split us up into three groups so it’s not just a Jeep parade,” he said. “It’s great because everybody gets the chance to come out here and decorate their Jeeps in their own special way.”

Bidwell said her favorite part was the children. 

“I love the joy that it brings the children. The festival atmosphere, the decorations, it lightens your heart and makes you feel better,” she said.