12544 PACE Web Rotator Santa Parade

November 24th, 2017, Downtown Peoria, 10:15 am

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The Annual SANTA CLAUS PARADE – the longest running holiday parade in the country - steps off at 10:15 am on Friday (the day after Thanksgiving). Please join us in this great Peoria tradition as the parade takes a magical journey through the downtown streets of Peoria. Over 85 units of costumed characters, novelty walking units, horse units and decorated floats will surely get you in the holiday spirit and certainly delight the children along the route.

Santa Claus Parade


Best Commercial Float 1st Place

Rainbow Resource Center

Best Commercial Float 2nd Place

South Side Bank

Best Non Profit Float 1st Place

Nitsch Theater Arts NFP

Best Non Profit Float 2nd Place

Riverside Community Church

Best Novelty Entry Elf Award

Rotary Clubs

Best New Entry

Rainbow Resource Center

Best Religious Entry

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Best Overall Unit “SANTA AWARD”

Rainbow Resource Center


Thank you to all who participated!

Event Information

  • The 130th annual Santa Claus Parade
  • November 24, 2017
  • Parade: Downtown Peoria
    • Steps off at 10:15 am
  • Theme: That Magical Christmas Feeling

Download the latest press release

Download the parade documents

pdf2017 Santa Claus Parade Map

2016 Event Sponsors:

The Levee District logo

Sunbelt Rentals

OSF Home Care


South Side Bank


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