Holiday parades for families to enjoy throughout Champaign-Urbana and beyond
Love parades? So do we! We have all the Christmas and holiday season parades that kids and families will love.
If you’ve followed chambanamoms.com for any period of time you might know that we have a thing for parades. We’ve put together a list of all the Christmas parades in Champaign-Urbana and beyond for your convenience, in case you love parades as much as we do!
Thank you to the Champaign Center Parade of Lights for presenting this guide to Champaign-Urbana Area Christmas Parades.
The holiday season begins on Saturday, November 30 in the heart of Downtown Champaign as Santa rides on his sleigh up Neil Street at the Champaign Center Parade of Lights, presented by Christie Clinic! In its 19th year, this beloved community event features lighted floats, marching bands, and Santa Claus himself.
Come downtown early and enjoy a full day of activities on Small Business Saturday including a new Shop Local Holiday Market, Visits with Santa, Horse & Carriage rides, a Find Frosty! Scavenger Hunt to local businesses, Carolers and Musicians providing entertainment. The parade will kick off promptly at 6pm followed by a tree lighting ceremony in One Main Plaza. This is a free event!
See the full event schedule at: http://www.champaigncenter.com/parade-of-lights
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Location: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meet at Mahomet Seymour High school at 1pm for a lineup and cruise around Lake of the woods. Optional parking available for end of the cruise at the suspension bridge. For more information call Nick 217-377-4353 View more info on Facebook here.
Friday, July 24, 2020
Location: RANTOUL AVIATION CENTER, Rantoul
Time: 9:00 am - 11:59 pm
13th Annual Working Class Truck Show Working Class Family Event TopGun LargeCar Shootout is centered around the working class truck. Also the owners, drivers, sponsors/vendors that support the working men and women of our industry. All family members of working class truck drivers are encouraged and welcome to come! Free admission for spectators Friday 9am-Midnight Parade of Lights at dusk Saturday 9am-Midnight Kiddie Pedal Pull Registration @9am Kiddie Pedal Pull @ 1pm Jake Brake Competition Dinosores Motorcycle Club Bike Show Smoke N Whiskey Live @ Night Sunday (9am) Award Ceremony @ 9:30am www.topgunlargecarshootout.com
Friday, July 31, 2020
Location: Illinois Amish Heritage Center, arthur
Time: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This annual event happening on Friday (and again on Saturday from 9am-3pm) will take you and your kids back in time. Petting zoo, pony rides, tractor rides and buggy rides (certain activities will have a cost). And don't miss the NEW "Parade of Power" on Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 12pm.
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Location: Downtown St. Joseph, St. Joseph
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat. Aug 8 6 pm -Community Festival Parade Dusk-Festival Fireworks @Sports Complex Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at next years festival- August 12,13,14 2021.
Not all parades had public information available at the time of this posting, so please send us information as it is released and we will update. You can add new events to our calendar here.
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