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Virden Country Christmas & Lighted Candy Land Christmas Parade @ Virden, IL

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CST

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Virden Country Christmas & Lighted Candy Land Christmas Parade @ Virden, IL
Friday, December 2nd, 2022
Line Up at 6:30 pm – Judging at 7 pm – Step-Off at 7:30 pm

• Please submit your entry form by November 28th.

• Parade line-up is at 6:30 p.m. at North Mac High School parking lot on Fortune Street.

• Each unit will be assigned a number to indicate their position in the parade.

• No other LIVE Santa’s please.  Santa Claus will arrive by firetruck in the parade.

• All entries must be decorated in a holiday theme, including floats, cars, trucks, golf carts, tractors, etc.

• PLEASE consider the safety of your parade participants, especially children sitting on floats.  Children should have adult supervision.

• Dress warmly; bring extra blankets or warm clothing, especially for children.

• Throwing candy is acceptable but please be cautious of children running in the path of the parade to pick it up.


• Recognition Categories for:  Businesses, Organizations, Religious,Golf Carts/Jeeps, and Best of Show.

• All entries will be judged at 7:00 p.m. prior to the start of the parade.


Open Form for Printing and Mailing

The VACC will be hosting the annual “Country Christmas” on December 2nd & 3rd, 2022.

Plans for the 2022 Virden Country Christmas include the annual Candy Land Lighted Christmas Parade Click here for information and how to enter a float in the parade!

The Hall of Trees will focus on Christmas wreaths and centerpieces. Wreaths will be provided by the VACC. All you need to do is reserve one to decorate any way you wish!  Holiday centerpieces are left to your choice of style, design, and imagination. The VACC has also invited local churches and service organizations to create a “CANstruction Tree” which is a Christmas tree made from canned goods. The food collected from the trees will be given to the Virden Food Pantry.

Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday morning from 9–11 AM at the Virden Fire House. Pancakes and sausage will be served for a donation (Gluten free option available). Kids can visit with Santa, and with Miss Virden, or explore the fire truck! Don’t forget to sign up for one of the giant stockings filled with goodies!

There’s plenty for kids to do, hidden rocks at each venue location on both Friday and Saturday! You can re-hide them or keep them for your very own.  Polar Express Train rides, a Christmas Storytime just before the parade at 6:30 pm at the Sly Fox Bookstore, and even hot chocolate served at Virden Hardware and inside the Community Center.


December 3
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Virden Square
E. Jackson St.
Virden, IL 62690 United States
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