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. 

Please note, masks are required in all indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status and encouraged in outdoor spaces where social distancing isn't possible.

Parade of Lights

Downtown Champaign

Category

Family - Friendly

Hours

November 27, 2021

6:00pm - 7:30pm

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The shop local holiday season begins on Saturday, November 27in 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 21st year, this beloved community event features lighted floats, marching bands, and Santa Claus himself.
This year's theme is Blue Christmas/Holidays, so bring your hues of blues and Elvis costumes to celebrate the Parade of Lights and kick off the holiday season.
Join us for a full day of activities downtown on Small Business Saturday. The parade will start promptly at 6pm. This is a free event!
EVENT SCHEDULE:
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Horse & Carriage Rides (TICKETS ON SALE SOON)
3:00 PM - 5:45 PM - Visit With Santa at Big Grove Tavern
3:30 PM - 5:45 PM - Candy Crawl
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM - Be a VIP at Parade of Lights! (TICKETS ON SALE SOON)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Parade of Lights procession

Category

Family - Friendly

Hours

November 27, 2021

6:00pm - 7:30pm

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