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
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.
Join us for a full day of activities downtown on Small Business Saturday including Visits with Santa, a Winter Wonderland scavenger hunt, and horse and carriage rides! Parade begins at 6pm. See schedule below for details. Free event.
Float entry form, the parade route map and sponsorship opportunities are available at: http://www.champaigncenter.com/parade-of-lights