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.