Calendar of Events
The greater Champaign County area is a hotbed for fun, local events you can't find anywhere else in the region. From music festivals, to exhibition openings, to cultural events, there's always something going on.
Virtual Parade of Lights
There’s no place like home for the holidays - a classic holiday tune that will ring true this holiday season. On Saturday, November 28, the 20th annual Parade of Lights will be virtual so that families can enjoy the parade together from the comfort and safety of their homes. The parade theme is Home for the Holidays and presented by Christie Clinic, the title sponsor.
Here’s how a virtual parade will work: floats will be miniaturized to the size of a shoebox. Businesses, organizations, and civic groups that normally enter the parade will be able to showcase their crafting skills and creativity during what will be a unique and fun adaptation for this community event. The parade will be recorded and produced by Shatterglass Studios in downtown Champaign. This year’s emcees will be the effortlessly funny Andrew Schiver and Lindsey Gates Markel of CU Broad Comedy. The parade video will be released online on November 28 for families to watch from home.