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, November 22, 2020
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 "The Polar Express on Parade".
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Time: All Day
The Champaign Center Partnership is excited to announce that the 20th Annual Parade of Lights is going to be a virtual shoebox parade! Businesses and organizations are going to craft lighted floats on shoeboxes that they will record and publish online for people to watch at home.
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Location: Village of Milford, Milford
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Miflord is thrilled that the Village Board approved their request to hold their fifth annual parade! Plan to be a part of this exciting evening as they kick off the 2020 Christmas season.
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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