PARADE OF LIGHTS

It’s not officially the holiday season until Santa makes his way through the streets of Downtown Champaign. This area favorite features pre-parade entertainment; free hot chocolate and performances as well as floats, marching bands, and of course Santa Claus himself. The event concludes with the lighting of the Downtown Christmas Tree in the One Main Plaza.

Admission is FREE

ENTER A SNOW GLOBE

Orpheum Children's Science Museum

346 N. Neil St.

Champaign, IL 61820

Experience the Snow Globe in the Orpheum Theatre.  The event takes place immediately after The Parade of Lights! You'll have a ball, literally.  Expect snowballs, indoor sledding, ice fishing, holiday crafts, and story telling!  INDOORS!!!!  Remember, you probably shouldn't throw snowballs inside your own home!

SANTA'S SECRET STAR

William M. Staerkel Planetarium

2400 W. Bradley Ave.

Champaign, IL 61821

Santa lost his compass and can’t find his way home! Uh, this could be a disaster!  Can the stars help? Learn about the day and night sky and how the stars make pictures in the sky in the very special holiday show for young stargazers. Learn how you, too, can find Santa’s secret star!

Admissions $5 Adults, $4 Seniors/Students/Children.

FOSP members get in FREE!