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, June 26, 2021
Location: Jurgens Park, Arthur
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Arthur’s famous fireworks display is planning a return for 2021!
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Location: Downtown Mahomet, Mahomet
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join in for the 12th Annual Mahomet Auto Fest 9AM | Downtown Mahomet | $15 Entrance Fee Enjoy a showcasing of over 275 classic vehicles in historic downtown Mahomet. With food trucks, live music, raffles and awards, it's sure be a memorable day for the whole family. TROPHIES AND CLASSES Put your vehicle on display for a chance to win one of 45 trophies selected by the vote of your fellow participants and enthusiasts. Best in show will be awarded by public vote with a custom trophy provided by ALL PRO WELDING 2021 Registration Opening Shortly - Check back soon!
Friday, September 10, 2021
Location: Downtown Arcola, Arcola
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission and entertainment; food and crafts for sale. Visitors can see broom activities, arts/crafts, free entertainment, great food, and more.
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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