What To Pack on a Holiday Road Trip

What to Pack for a Holiday Road Trip | Mike Raisor Lincoln

Are you heading out to see your family for the holidays? This guide for packing for a holiday road trip will save you the headache of leaving something crucial behind.


Are you planning to bring along your phone? What about the kids’ favorite portable gaming devices, tablets, or laptops? Make sure you pack chargers for all your electronics, not just your phones.

A Cooler and Trash Receptacle

Snacks and water bottles on road trips are an absolute must, so pack a cooler – and remember to bring along a place to put everyone’s trash, too, so that cleanup is easier.

Comfortable Clothing

Yes, it’s important to look nice over the holidays, so pack an outfit or two for the actual holiday dinner. However, the road trip itself will require soft, comfy clothing and a supportive pair of shoes. Make sure to stop and stretch occasionally!

First-Aid Kit

It’s a good idea to bring along a First-Aid Kit anyway, but in case you don’t already have one in your vehicle, pick up a kit for the long drive just in case.


Your phone is a valuable resource on the open road. There are apps for finding the best gas prices, last-minute hotel rooms, and navigating the best route. Download a music-streaming app, too, so that you can make an awesome driving playlist.

We here at Mike Raisor Lincoln wish you and your crew a happy holiday season.

Head Out to Lafayette’s Christmas Parade This Year

Christmas Parade | Mike Raisor Lincoln | Lafayette, IN

Lafayette, Indiana, is the perfect place to celebrate the holiday season. That’s why the cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette love coming together every year for the Christmas Parade.

This year, the annual Christmas Parade will be held on December 1ston Lafayette’s Main Street, where the whole street and parade will light up with Christmas colors. This parade holds the proud title of Indiana’s largest holiday parade, so you don’t want to miss it! This year, the parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. at 1000 Main Street.

The theme for this year is “A Very Merry Main Street,” which can mean whatever you want it to! You can coordinate outfits with your family to help represent the theme, or just enjoy the sights and sounds of the parade.

The event is completely free to attend. In the parade, you’ll see various floats, marching bands, clowns, fire engines, police, and, of course, Santa himself. One group even gathers together their corgis to walk the parade route in themed Christmas costumes.

If you want to have even more Christmas fun, you can do so by attending the event early. While the parade starts at 5:30, holiday events throughout the day will entertain you and the whole family.

Here at Mike Raisor Lincoln, we wish you and your family a happy holiday season.