9 Holiday and Christmas Parades in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

As the season changes, we’re busy working on over a dozen holiday posts! These posts remind us that it is TRULY the most wonderful time of the year!

To kick off the holiday fun, today we’re sharing our list of 2021 Wabash Valley holiday parades. Because what better way to kick off the season than by watching Santa float into town? (Don’t forget! Our nearby neighbors in IL operate on CENTRAL time.)

Event coordinators and business owners, if you want to see your info in any of our holiday posts, we need you to use our FREE holiday submission form to get your information to us. Santa sightings, meals with Santa, holiday lights, Christmas tree farms, and more! We can’t promote your event or activity if we don’t know about it! 

Wabash Valley Holiday Parades

Friday, November 18. Santa arrives at Haute City Center for pictures.

Friday, November 25. Christmas in the Park parade in Clay County. After the parade is over, Forest Park will be “lit up” at 9:00pm, after the “Gift of Christmas” Fireworks Show in the park.

Saturday, November 26. Candyland Christmas in Paris, IL! Meals with Santa, mistletoe market, scavenger hunt, lighted parade, food trucks, family activities.

Saturday, December 1. CLOVERDALE Christmas Parade.

Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3. Candy Canes on Main in CASEY, IL. Lighted parade, concert, elfie-selfie scavenger hunt, bedtime story and gifts from Santa, Pancake breakfast with Santa, the Elf Trolley, photos with the Grinch and Max, and MORE! Want to know more about visiting Casey? Read our article all about “The Big Things in a Small Town” HERE.

Saturday, December 3. Miracle on 7th street is BACK! The parade will float through downtown Terre Haute on Saturday night at 6pm in Terre Haute.

Saturday, December 3. Jasonville Home for the Holidays. Donut dash, candy cane hunt on Main Street, lighted parade, community tree lighting.

Saturday, December 3. 2022 Rosedale Christmas Parade.  Mark your calendar to attend the Biggest Christmas Parade in the county! This is an absolutely amazing event filled with lots of lights, laughter, smiles and families!

Saturday, December 10. Santa Claus is coming to CLINTON, IN. We are excited to announce upcoming arrival of Santa in Clinton! Plans are underway for the Clinton Christmas Parade and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Clinton Community Center. The fire truck will be escorting Santa and Mrs. Claus from the fire house at 332 Mulberry Street to Riverfront Park on Saturday December 10th at 5:00PM.

Saturday, December 10. Parade of Lights in MARTINSVILLE. This annual event is brought to you each year in Martinsville by the Martinsville Fire Ladies Auxiliary.

Friday, December 16. Downtown Sullivan Christmas. Join the Heart of Sullivan and many downtown businesses to celebrate the holiday season. This year, you can ride a horse drawn carriage, visit Santa, go ice skating, and so much more! There will be several activities happening at businesses all around the downtown. They will have activity BINGO cards available again this year. Families can complete activities and enter to win a prize. On Saturday at 7:30pm, they will close out the Christmas event with their first Christmas parade.

Find more holiday fun in our Holiday Guide! 

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As always, typos happen and event details change. Please confirm details with event coordinators before making your plans!