12544 PACE Web Rotator Santa Parade

, Downtown Peoria

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  • Sep 5, 2022 | 08:35 am

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Peoria Area Community Events (PACE) is pleased to announce the theme of the 134th Annual Santa Claus Parade is “A Candyland Christmas”. The parade, scheduled to step off at , 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 “A Candyland Christmas” 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 2021 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 1st Place

Busey Bank

Best Commercial Float 2nd Place

Brown Animal Hospital

Best Non Profit Float 1st Place

Concordia School

Best Non Profit Float 2nd Place

Wildlife Prairie Park

Best Novelty Entry Elf Award

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Best Overall Unit “SANTA AWARD”

Nitch Theatre Arts NFP


Thank you to all who participated!

Event Information

  • The 134th annual Santa Claus Parade
  • Parade: Downtown Peoria

pdf2021 Parade Documents


Event Sponsors:

Sunbelt Rentals

OSF Home Care


South Side Bank


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