12544 PACE Web Rotator Santa Parade

November 23th, 2018, Downtown Peoria, 10:15 am

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    The nation's longest running holiday parade continues, thanks to volunteers PACE is all about volunteers and the community. Here are two that keep this wonderful Peoria tradition going. The Santa Parade just saw it's 131st year!


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

South Side Bank

Best Commercial Float 2nd Place

PNC Winterfest

Best Non Profit Float 1st Place

Riverside Community Church

Best Non Profit Float 2nd Place

Peoria Players Theater

Best Novelty Entry Elf Award

Community Childrens Theater

Best New Entry

Eastlight Theater

Best Religious Entry

Eastlight Theater

Best Overall Unit “SANTA AWARD”

Riverside Commiunity Church


Thank you to all who participated!

Event Information

  • The 130th annual Santa Claus Parade
  • November 23, 2018
  • Parade: Downtown Peoria
    • Steps off at 10:15 am

Download the parade documents

pdf2017 Santa Claus Parade Map

2017 Event Sponsors:

Sunbelt Rentals

OSF Home Care


South Side Bank


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