2018 Jaycees Christmas Parade

The Springfield Jaycees Christmas Parade is a tradition going back 47 years. Watch this lighted Christmas parade wind around the heart of downtown. This event takes place during the Old Capitol Holiday Walks.

Staging at 3:30 pm
Parade at 5:30 pm **new, earlier time!**

Route
Jefferson to 5th street to Monroe to 6th street to Washington.

Road Closures:

Closing Jefferson between 9th and 7th street for staging at 4:00 pm

Bus night transfer to Capitol Street between 4th and 5th street

Old Capitol Holiday Walks

 

Time to get into the Holiday spirit! Join us at 2018’s Old Capitol Holiday Walks. There will be plenty of shopping, dining, and holiday cheer to go around. As you walk through our charming downtown neighborhood, you will enjoy carolers, our giant Christmas tree on the Plaza, performers and more!

Special Events:

 

Santa at the Old State Capitol

Saturdays 2pm – 5pm & Wednesdays 5pm – 8pm

 

Horse Drawn Carriage

Saturdays 1pm – 4pm & Wednesdays 5pm – 8pm

 

Music Performances

Old State Capitol

Saturdays 1pm & 4pm & Wednesdays 6pm

 

Union Park Holiday Lights & Music

Ongoing

FREE Parking Downtown for Shoppers

From December 3-22, 2018, people who want to shop downtown during the holiday season won’t have to put coins in parking meters. Thanks to a partnership with the City of Springfield and Downtown Springfield Inc., residents and visitors who choose to shop downtown can park for free Monday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm, through December 22.

As a reminder, metered parking on Saturdays and Sundays is already free all year long– and parking is also free during every scheduled day of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks.

The area where shoppers can park for free during weekdays is at meters between 4th Street to 7th Street and Monroe Street to Washington Street. However, parking illegally or in unlawful areas including bus or loading zones, yellow curb, no parking, and accessible spaces is not allowed at any time.

Shoppers simply need to get a parking permit labeled “Shoppers” from one of the participating businesses listed below and put it on their car’s dashboard nearest the curb to enjoy this holiday parking perk. Merchants will date and sign the permit, which is only good for that day.

2018 First Old Capitol Holiday Walk

 

Time to get into the Holiday spirit! Join us at 2018’s Old Capitol Holiday Walks. There will be plenty of shopping, dining, and holiday cheer to go around. As you walk through our charming downtown neighborhood, you will enjoy carolers, our giant Christmas tree on the Plaza, performers and more!

Special Events:

Tree Lighting

Watch the magic come alive as we light our neighborhood tree!

November 24th 5:30pm

 

Santa at the Old State Capitol

Saturdays 2pm – 5pm & Wednesdays 5pm – 8pm

 

Horse Drawn Carriage

Saturdays 1pm – 4pm & Wednesdays 5pm – 8pm

 

Music Performances

Old State Capitol

Saturdays 1pm & 4pm & Wednesdays 6pm

 

Union Park Holiday Lights & Music

Ongoing

Lanphier High School Choir Performance

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, Lanphier High School Choir will be performing a holiday ensemble inside the Old State Capitol.

Stop inside to get warm and enjoy some holiday cheer!

ISAE Holiday Open House

Enjoy appetizers and drinks with fellow ISAE members (free to members).
Sponsored by the St.Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Willow & Birch Salon’s New Location Celebration!

We have planted our roots in the heart of Downtown Springfied! We can’t wait for you to see our new location at 521 E. Washington & hope you can join us to celebrate! We have lots of fun things in store for the evening, including drinks, hors d’oeurves, giveways & much more! The Downtown Holiday Walk will be in full effect, so take this opportunity to check out all of our new neighbors as well! We can’t wait to see you!

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