Christie Clinic 17th Annual Parade of Lights

  • One Main Plaza Parking Lot
    Corner of Washington & Neil
    Champaign, IL 61820

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  • Saturday, November 25, 2017
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

  • Free

Kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 25 in the heart of Downtown Champaign as Santa rides on his sleigh down Neil Street at the 17th Annual Christie Clinic Parade of Lights! This community favorite features lighted floats, marching bands, and Santa Claus himself. 

2:00 p.m. - Classic Christmas Shorts at the The Art Theater 
3:00 p.m. - Visits with Santa at Big Grove Tavern (bring your cameras!) 
3:30 p.m. - Horse & Carriage rides depart in front of the Orpheum Children's Science Museum ($5/person) 
4:00 p.m. - Kris Kringle Kids' Scavenger Hunt, check in at the Jane Addams Bookshop to pick up your clue sheet! 
4:30 p.m. - VIP ticket holder reception at Hamilton Walker's 
5:00 p.m. - Carolers and local musicians provide pre-parade entertainment in various locations downtown: Pizzeria Antica, Hamilton Walker's, Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana, Big Grove Tavern 
6:00 p.m. - Parade begins! 
7:00 p.m. - Christmas Tree Lighting in One Main Plaza Pre-parade activities are free, kid-friendly and open to the public! 

More information and the parade route map is available at Volunteer at our signup genius here:


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One Main Plaza Parking Lot

Corner of Washington & Neil
Champaign, IL 61820

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