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Posted on: September 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Springfield Christmas Parade Registration Open, Grand Marshal Announced

Register Online for the Christmas Parade

The City of Springfield is excited to host the annual lighted Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 in downtown Springfield. Local resident and Fox 17 News anchor Jennifer Waddell will be the parade grand marshal.

The lighted Christmas Parade provides businesses, schools, bands, and organizations the opportunity to showcase their community spirit and holiday joy by preparing a float or driving in a decorated vehicle. Participants are encouraged to embrace this year’s “Winter Wonderland” theme through music, dress, and decorations.

Registration is available online at through November 26. Pre-registration is required for all participants. The entry to participate is at least one new, unwrapped toy per ten (10) parade participants. The toys will benefit Kiwanis for Kids.

Following the parade, the public is invited to join with friends and neighbors to celebrate the opening of Winter Wonderland’s 23rd year at J. Travis Price Park, 4155 Wilks Roads. This Springfield tradition boasts a captivating display of thousands of lights and more than a dozen holiday scenes. Winter Wonderland continues nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., December 2 through December 23, 2023. Admission is free.

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