Local Christmas parades

Its the most wonderful time of the year and local communities are celebrating with Christmas parades. If you have a Christmas parade you would like added to this list, please e-mail us at newstip@wpsdlocal6.com.


Arlington, KY — Arlington’s Christmas Around the Block parade will be held on Saturday, December 1. It will start at 1:00 p.m.

Cairo, IL — Cairo’s Winter Wonderland Parade will be held on Friday, December 7th. It will start at 5:30 p.m.The parade starts at the intersection of 20th and Washington Street, travels  on US 51, and ends at the intersection of 28th and Sycamore Street.

Carbondale, IL — The 28th Annual Lights Fantastic Parade will be held in downtown Carbondale on Saturday, December 1. It will start at 6:00 p.m. The parade will start on South Illinois Avenue at Mill street. It will travel north on Illinois Avenue and around the town square on Jackson and Washington Streets, to Main Street where it ends. The parade route will be closed starting at 5:00 p.m. They will open around 8:00 p.m. Free shuttle rides will be provided to the downtown from Murdale Shopping Center and University Mall. Buses will pick up passengers every 15 minutes between 4-6 p.m. Buses will return passengers following the parade.

Hopkinsville, KY — The Hopkinsville Electric Systems Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 8th. It will start at 5:15 p.m. This year’s theme is “Songs of Christmas.” The parade starts at Christian County Middle School and winds south on Main Street through downtown Hopkinsville.

Madisonville, KY — The Madisonville Noon Kiwanis Club’s annual Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 1. It will start at 5:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “The Stories of Christmas.” In the event of inclement weather, a rain date is scheduled for Sunday, December 8.

Marion, KY — Marion’s Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 1. It will start at 5:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “The Sounds of Christmas.” Due to the parade, US 60/Main Street will be closed from the intersection with US 641 to the intersection with First Street. Drivers may self-detour via side streets. The parade route will be closed for about an hour.

Murray, KY — The Murray Rotary Club Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 1. It will start at 5:00 p.m. Due to the parade, KY 94/Main Street will be blocked between US 641/12th Street and KY 2594/Industrial Road between 4:00 p.m. and approximately 6:00 p.m. Drivers may self-detour via KY 2594/Industrial Road, US 641-Business/Chestnut Street, and US 641/12th Street.

New Madrid, MO — New Madrid’s Christmas parade will be held on Saturday, December 15. It starts at 3 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Country Christmas.”

Paducah, KY — The annual City of Paducah Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 1. It will start at 5:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Comic Book Christmas.” The parade begins at 14th Street and Broadway and travels down Broadway to 2nd Street.  The parade will then turn left on 2nd Street and continue to Monroe Street where it will end. Streets along the parade route will be closed at 3:30 p.m.

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