12544 PACE Web Rotator Santa Parade

, Downtown Peoria

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  • Nov 28, 2022 | 08:59 am

    Winners from Friday’s annual Santa Claus Parade have been announced, and the YMCA of Peoria and RiverPlex of Peoria unit came out on top, earning the coveted Santa Award. Best Commercial Float 1st place: Saxony Court Senior Living Best Commercial[…]


Peoria Area Community Events (PACE) is pleased to announce the theme of the 135th Annual Santa Claus Parade is “Winter Wonderland”. The parade, scheduled to step off at 9:15 a.m. on November 25, 2022, is the longest running holiday parade in the country. The parade features costumed characters, novelty walking units, decorated floats, marching bands, and of course Santa Claus.

Costumes and floats depicting the parade theme Winter Wonderland will compete for awards presented for the Best Novelty Unit, Best Overall Unit, Best New Entry, Best Commercial Float Entry, Best Non-Profit Float Entry, and Best Religious Float Entry.

Applications are now available for entering the 2022 Santa Claus Parade and can be downloaded on this page. Area businesses and organizations wishing to participate should contact PACE at 691-3553. All entries must be submitted by .

Santa Claus Parade


Best Commercial Float

Saxony Court Senior Living

Best Commercial Float

Aaron Kilgore State Farm

Best Non Profit Float

The Y's Riverplex

Best Non Profit Float

Nitche Theater Arts NFP

Best Novelty Entry

Royal Family Dance Team

Best Overall Unit “SANTA AWARD”

The Y's Riverplex


Thank you to all who participated!

Event Information

  • The 135th annual Santa Claus Parade
  • Parade: Downtown Peoria

pdf2022 Parade Documents


Event Sponsors:

Sunbelt Rentals

OSF Home Care


South Side Bank


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