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Saturday, November 25 2017

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10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Parade Line Up Volunteers
There are a variety of time-slots available to choose from via our registration link here: This event requires many helping hands and there are several ways to get involved. This is a holiday parade with a full day of activities that need support including set-up, break-down, safety, entertainment, horse and carriage assistance, volunteer check-in and tree lighting. The event will be a phenomenal opportunity to bring joy to the thousands of people that attend and support our communities thriving downtown area and local businesses. **shifts DO NOT exceed 3 hours** Below is a schedule of events for reference: EVENT SCHEDULE 2:00 p.m. - Classic Christmas Shorts at the The Art Theater 3:00 p.m. - Visits with Santa at Big Grove Tavern (bring your cameras!) 3:30 p.m. - Horse & Carriage rides depart in front of the Orpheum Children's Science Museum ($5/person) 4:00 p.m. - Kris Kringle Kids' Scavenger Hunt, check in at the Jane Addams Bookshop to pick up your clue sheet! 4:30 p.m. - VIP ticket holder reception at Hamilton Walker's 5:00 p.m. - Carolers and local musicians provide pre-parade entertainment in various locations downtown: Pizzeria Antica, Hamilton Walker's, Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana, Big Grove Tavern 6:00 p.m. - Parade begins! 7:00 p.m. - Christmas Tree Lighting in One Main Plaza