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, or call 217-258-6286.

Go to the Parade Entry Form

City of Mattoon Parade Route Map