Holiday Parades 2017

The Holiday season is upon us! Check out this list of Holiday Parades for 2017!


Santa Parade - Belleville IL

Friday November 24th @ 10AM-12PM
The Optimist Club of Belleville and Camp Ondessonk cordially invites you to participate in this year’s Santa Parade on Friday, November 24th at 10:00 AM starting at 17th and West Main.

The parade route will begin at 17th Street and proceed east on Main Street to Forest Ave. The parade will disband at Union United Methodist Church, in the area of Forest Ave. Vehicles and floats must keep moving east on Main St. to disband. Any buses picking up bands, etc…will need to park on Forest Avenue.

Christmas on the Square - Perryville

Date: November 25, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Event Description:
Christmas Parade | 5:30
Pictures with Santa | Following Parade
Cookie Walk begins | 6:00
LivinTale Concert | 7:00
Rotary Washer Tournament | 8:00

Hot Chocolate Station | Sponsored by Villainous Grounds
S’mores Station | Sponsored by Reliable Community Title Company, LLC
Reindeer Tracks | Sponsored by Republic Monitor
Hayrides | Sponsored by The Hope Center
Walking Tacos | Sponsored by PHS Project Graduation

Parade of Lights - Cape

Sunday November 26th @ 5pm

Join Old Town Cape, Inc. for the 26th Annual Downtown Christmas Parade of Lights, scheduled for Sunday, November 26, 2017! The parade will begin promptly at dusk, and the theme for 2017 is Christmas Fantasy.

The parade will begin at the intersection of Broadway Street and West End Boulevard (Capaha Park entrance), continue down Broadway Street toward the river, will then turn right onto Main Street, and end at 43 S. Spanish (Hutson's Fine Furniture parking lot).

If your business, group, or organization is interested in participating in the 2017 Parade of Lights, you can download an entry form application directly from our website by visiting, OR you can request an application via e-mail by reaching out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8th annual Pevely/Herculaneum Christmas Parade

Thursday, November 30 beginning at 7:00 PM.

The parade line up begins at 5:00 PM at the Herculaneum City Park, 776 Joachim Avenue, Herculaneum. The parade travels north along Joachim Avenue, crosses Commercial Boulevard (Highway 61-67), travels along Old State Road in Pevely and ends at the Pevely City Park on Main Street. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos at the Pevely city park following the parade. Parade applications are available at Herculaneum City Hall or Pevely City Hall. Applications also available on each city's web site. Prizes awarded for first, second and third place. The theme of the parade is, "It's Christmas". For complete details, check out the attached flyer or contact the city halls.

Carbondale Lights Fantastic Parade

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Fun before the Parade! 4pm-6pm

Chili Supper: Enjoy a chili supper for only $3 at the City Hall Civic Center 200 S Illinois Ave

Downtown Cookie Walk: Friendly local businesses are offering free sample treats. Maps are available at Carbondale Main st 121 S Illinois Ave

Letter Writing to Santa Claus: Santa wants to hear from you before his arrival! Carbondale Main Street 121 S Illinois Ave

Meet Mrs. Clause & Santa’s Reindeer: Take Selfies with Mrs Claus & Santa’s Reindeer. Town square Pavillion 120 N Illinois Ave

Parade starts at 6:00pm.

The Carbondale Lights Fantastic Parade happens every year on the first Saturday in December. Floats and Holiday spirit fill Carbondale's streets on this special evening!

Christmasfest & Parade - Uptown Jackson

Saturday, December 2nd @ 5pm

We have a lot of fun planned for our Christmas celebration on December 2nd this year!

THE 2017 PARADE THEME IS: "Christmas at the Movies," and
the parade begins at 5pm. Make sure to decorate your float with lights, as it will be dark for the parade!

Immediately following the parade, Santa and his helpers will be around to visit. We will have story telling at the new History Center with hot chocolate for the little ones. Parents, bring your cameras!

In addition to the story time in the History Center, many uptown merchants will stay open late, offering specials for this day only! These uptown merchants will be decorating their windows in a Christmas theme.

Cookies, coffee, hot cocoa, carolers and more are all coming together on December 2nd for an Uptown Christmas! Join us!

Want to be IN the parade? Download the Parade Entry Form at


 Chaffee Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade

Saturday December 2nd @ 1pm

The parade will start at 1 p.m. from the Chaffee Head Start parking lot and end at the High School parking lot on West Yoakum. There will be hot dogs and hot chocolate after the parade. This year's theme is "Superhero Christmas." If you or your group are interested in participating, contact H. B. Rice at (573) 887-3555.

The Annual Scott City Christmas Parade

Saturday December 2nd @ 5pm

The parade will run along Main St. from Bob's Foodliner to the Scott City Park where the Honor Choir will be performing. Santa Claus will also be available in the Park following the parade along with refreshments

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