Holiday Lights Parade

Holiday Lights Parade


The 2023 Springfield Jaycees Holiday Lights Parade will be Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, at 5:30pm in Downtown Springfield! We are super excited to welcome back the parade for another great year!

PLEASE NOTE: We do have a contact email specifically for this event – [email protected]


If you or your organization would like to be in the 2023 Holiday Lights Parade, please fill out the form linked here.

Entry Fees:
$15 – Nonprofit or Not-for-Profit Organizations
$25 – Businesses
$100 – Political Entries
*NOTE: Prices will increase on November 1, 2023.


If you wish to become a sponsor for the Holiday Lights Parade in 2023, please email us at [email protected] and we will be sure to contact you with available opportunities.

Santa on a float
Santa at the 2017 Springfield Jaycees Holiday Lights Parade


The Springfield Jaycees have presented the Holiday Lights Parade for over 70 years. The first Christmas parade was held in 1949 and it has been held continuously since 1972. It has gone through many transformations throughout this time; as a weeknight parade, a daytime event, an extension of the Downtown Holiday Walks, and more.