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
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: Downtown Danville, Danville
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This year the Night of Lights Parade will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 starting at 5:00 pm. The parade will begin at Vermilion and Williams Streets and proceed south to Towne Centre.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Gibson City, Gibson City
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gibson City will be filled with lights and bells for this year’s 25th annual Lighted Christmas Parade. “Silver Bells” has been the theme chosen. Downtown vendors and other activities will begin at 4PM. Santa will also be visiting with children at Hood’s Ace Hardware downtown. Parade kicks off at 6:30pm. Parade starts on South Wood Street near County Market, making its way along First Street to Sangamon Avenue, where it turns north and moves down Tenth Street.
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Location: Downtown Farmer City, Farmer City
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
One of the largest Christmas parades in central Illinois with marching bands, holiday floats, Shriners, antique cars and tractors, and much more! This year's theme is "Christmas in the Wilderness."
Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Downtown Watseka, Watseka
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
More info coming on this parade.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Downtown, Paxton
Time: All Day
The Paxton Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 30. Route begins at Taft and Orleans streets, east on Orleans Street before turning onto Market Street. It ends at the intersection of Market and Pine streets.
Location: Downtown Champaign, Champaign
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The holiday season begins on Saturday, November 30 in the heart of Downtown Champaign as Santa rides 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 out for a full day of activities in Downtown Champaign on Small Business Saturday. The parade will kick off promptly at 6 p.m. This is a free event!
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: Tuscola Community Building, Tuscola
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
In years past, the parade has begun at 11am. Details are TBA for 2019.
Location: Downtown, Monticello
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Kick off the holiday season with a parade in downtown Monticello at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 7. Santa might be there!
Location: Downtown Arcola, Arcola
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa's coming to town in Arcola! Parade begins at 2pm.
Location: Weldon Village Hall, Weldon
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Head to Weldon for their 2nd Annual Weldon Village Christmas!! They will kick off the holiday season with a LIGHTED Christmas Parade!
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: http://www.chambanamoms.com/events/submit-event/
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