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2023 marks the 136th year of the Santa Claus Parade… The oldest continuously running parade in the nation.

Peoria Area Community Events is pleased to announce the theme of the 136th Annual Santa Claus Parade is “Musical Notes and Holiday Floats." The parade, scheduled to step off at 9:15 a.m. on November 24, 2023, 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 “Musical Notes and Holiday Floats” 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.

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Nov 24, 2023

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