Some of Gardnerville's downtown bars plan to protest the change of the Parade of Lights by turning off their Christmas lights for the Christmas Kickoff and the Dec. 1 parade.
Last week, it was announced that the annual parade would start at Heritage Park instead of Lampe Park, where it started for many years.
On Tuesday, Douglas County commissioners approved an events permit that included the new route.
The former route entered Highway 395 at Waterloo Lane, then passed through the S-curve and old town before heading north into Minden.
The new route will bypass the first section of the …