10 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 2023 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.)

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2023 Wabash Valley Holiday Parades

Friday, December 1. Candy Canes on Main in CASEY, IL. Lighted parade, bedtime story and gifts from Santa, snowball drop, and more!

Saturday, December 2. Cloverdale Christmas Tractor Parade in CLOVERDALE, IN.

Saturday, December 2. The Light Your Way Parade by Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College will be downtown on Saturday, December 2 at 6pm.

Saturday, December 2. The City of MARSHALL, IL invites you to enjoy breakfast with Santa, live reindeer, hot beverages, a Christmas market, teddy bear stuffing workshop, Bethlehem nativity experience, tree lighting, bounce house, photos with Frozen characters, lighted parade, ugly sweater dance, and MORE at their Hometown Holly Days event!

Saturday, December 2. Rosedale Christmas Parade and Craft Bazaar. Please join us in welcoming Santa Claus to town with our amazing Christmas Parade & Craft Bazaar! This Christmas parade is absolutely amazing for the size of our town! The last few years we have had anywhere from 90-100 participants! All of which have floats that are decked out in tons of lights and decorations ! Everyone that participates in our parade take the decorating part of the parade very seriously! I can assure you that you will not be disappointed!

Sunday, December 3. Lighted parade in JASONVILLE, IN.

Saturday, December 9. Santa is coming to Clinton, IN! 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 9th at 5:00PM.

Saturday, December 9. 2023 Parade of Lights with Martinsville, IL. The 12th Annual 2023 Parade of Lights will be held on December 9, 2023 at 6pm. This annual event is brought to you each year in Martinsville by the Martinsville Fire Ladies Auxiliary. We invite you to bring your family and enjoy this magical holiday tradition. The parade route begins at the Martinsville Ball Park on Kendall St. and continues west to Mill St. The route then heads south on Mill and back west on Cumberland St. Parade participants will end/turn around at MHS.

Saturday, December 16. Heart of Sullivan’s Christmas 2023 featuring carolers, a parade, and more!

Find more holiday fun in our Holiday Guide! 

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