12544 PACE Web Rotator Santa Parade

November 27th, 2020, Downtown Peoria, drive thru between 9:00 am and 10:00 am

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Peoria Area Community Events (PACE) is pleased to announce that “Christmas Wishes Filled with Hope” is the theme of the 133rd Annual Santa Claus Parade. The reverse/drive thru parade will take place on November 27, 2020 from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM.  The Santa Claus parade is the longest continuous running holiday parade in the country and features decorated floats, and the star of the show Santa Claus himself!  Santa’s helpers, all volunteers, have been busy painting and repairing all of the 23 floats that PACE owns in anticipation of the big day ahead!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our parade will be a reverse/drive-thru event.  Floats will be lined up along Main Street and along Monroe Street until the end. Vehicles will enter the float viewing area from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM starting at Main and Jefferson Streets and proceed on Main and turn right on Monroe until the end. No candy, flyers or merchandise will be passed out at this year’s parade.

We encourage the general public, and those not actually participating in the parade to watch the live virtual telecast of the parade at 10:30 AM on WMBD-TV Channel 31. The telecast has been sponsored by Busey Bank /South Side Bank since 1957

Santa Claus Parade


Best Commercial Float 1st Place

Busey Bank

Best Commercial Float 2nd Place

Tricoci Univ. of Beauty Culture

Best Non Profit Float 1st Place

NITCH Theatre Arts NFP

Best Non Profit Float 2nd Place

OSF Childrens Hospital of Illinois

Best Novelty Entry Elf Award

Heroes, Inc.

Best New Entry

OSF Childrens Hospital of Illinois

Best Religious Entry

Christ Luthern Church

Best Overall Unit “SANTA AWARD”

Busey Bank


Thank you to all who participated!

Event Information

  • The 133rd annual Santa Claus Parade
  • November 27, 2020
  • Parade: Downtown Peoria

pdfParade Map 


Event Sponsors:

Sunbelt Rentals

OSF Home Care


South Side Bank


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