Mattoon Christmas Parade

November 23, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – “Candy Christmas”

A long time tradition, the Mattoon Christmas Parade is held at 1:00 p.m. the Saturday before Thanksgiving each November. The parade starts at 21st Street and Western Avenue, transitions to Broadway Avenue via 19th Street, and ends at the Cross County Mall. Parade line up begins at 12:00 p.m. along Western Avenue, west from 21st Street.

Each year the parade has a different theme, and entries are judged based upon this theme. The theme for the 2019 Mattoon Christmas Parade is “Candy Christmas,” and there will be judging in three categories:

  • Commercial
  • Non Profit / Service Organizations
  • Religious Organizations

To enter, complete the parade entry form by November 18, 2019.

Direct questions to tourism@mattoonillinois.org, or call 217-258-6286.

2019 Christmas Parade Lineup

South side of 21st Street and Western Avenue
Mattoon Fire Department
Mattoon High School Band
Jr. ROTC
4th Degree Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus
Miss Bagelfest Queen
Miss Pre-Teen Bagelfest Queen
Jr. Miss Bagelfest Queen
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois

North side of 21st Street and Western Avenue
Mattoon Middle School Band
UB’s Barber Shop and Shave Parlor
El Vaquero/Taco Amigos
The Fields Church 1931 Ford Model A

South side of 22nd Street and Western Avenue
Truth and Grace Fellowship
Brookstone Estates of Mattoon
Miller Construction
East Side Church of the Nazarene
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
Mattoon ERBA Head Start

North side of 22nd Street and Western Avenue
LSC Communications
Palm Terrace
Zion Hill United Methodist Church
Diamond in the Rough Color Guard

South side of 23rd Street and Western Avenue
Mattoon Family Worship Center
RP Lumber
Daughters of the American Revolution
American Pool Players Association

North side of 23rd Street and Western Avenue
Usborne Books and More
Coles County Truck Convoy
Coles County Lutheran’s for Life
BMB Towing

South side of 24th Street and Western Avenue
Miss Coles County Queens
Niemeyer Kubota Sales

North side of 24th Street and Western Avenue
Miss Mattoon Brooklyn Chaney
Jr. Miss Mattoon Rene Beltran
Preteen Miss Hadlee Barr
Preteen Miss Runner-up Layna Adele
Little Miss Brailynn Herendeen
Little Miss Runner-up Sutton Faller

South side of 25th Street and Western Avenue
Mattex Heating, Cooling and Plumbing
Salvation Army/One Stop Community Christmas
American Royal Beauties Queen Abby Walker
McHugh’s Double Drive Thru

North side of 25th Street and Western Avenue
Miss Charleston
Jr. Miss Charleston & Little Miss Charleston
Miss Neoga Emmalyn Walk
Miss Jr. Miss Paige Schwindt
Miss Pre-Teen Harleigh White
Little Miss Emery Moore

South Side of 26th Street and Western Avenue
North side of 26th Street and Western Avenue
Santa and Mrs. Claus

Go to the Parade Entry Form

City of Mattoon Parade Route Map