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Springfield Christmas Parade
December 1 • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm• Free
Sure, it’s no Bastille Day Parade that had President Donald Trump so excited to start parading the U.S. military’s cache of weapons in the middle of Washington, D.C. But the Springfield Christmas Parade is better because rather than focusing on the folly ol’ Trump, it celebrates Jolly ol’ Saint Nick. In the past, the parade has brought together the Springfield community to celebrate the holidays. This year is no different, except it’s the second year in a row that the annual parade has been saved by local volunteers. Participants in the parade include the Springfield Public Library, Eugene Emeralds, local Girl Scouts troops and a few dog-centered organizations. Those who can handle the whole parade might be treated with the presence of Santa Claus — well, that’s been the rumors at least; he is a busy man.
The Springfield Christmas Parade is 1 pm Saturday, Dec. 1, and follows the same route it always has for the past 66 years: down 28th Street to Mohawk Street to Main Street. FREE. — Henry Houston