Every year, the community comes together to celebrate the holidays with the Christmas Parade–routing through the heart of downtown Springfield.

Downtown Springfield Association invites the community to celebrate seasonal storytelling at the 2017 Christmas Parade. Whether you love Rudolph or Ralphie, remember holiday shopping at Heer’s or enjoy watching the square light up each year, these festive, local stories bring us together.

Come be part of the tradition this year as parade participants show off their floats, bands march their way around downtown and holiday cheer is spread for all, with an appearance by Santa. The route starts on South Avenue and Elm Street and ends at Jordan Valley Park.