Click through the galleries below to view photos from our annual events.
Parade of Lights
Last Saturday in November in Downtown
This community favorite features pre-parade entertainment such as free hot chocolate, carolers, music and special guests. Get good seats to view the gorgeous floats, marching bands, and Santa Claus himself in this annual parade. The event concludes with the lighting of the Downtown Christmas Tree in the One Main Plaza.
Late Summer and Early Fall in Midtown
Enjoy the creative and eclectic atmosphere of Midtown with quarterly family events highlighting different areas of this unique district. Events include music, games, treats and prizes.
Holiday Trolley Rides
Saturdays in December part of Shop Local Saturdays
Explore Center City as you ride in style through Downtown, Midtown and Campustown in an open air trolley complete with holiday wreaths and lights. The CUTC Carolers join riders to lead the group in festive songs. Trolley rides are sponsored by the Champaign Park District.