Every year in Lane County several local communities start out the holiday season with a parade. Here are a list of some local parades to get you and your family in the holiday spirit. All are free to attend. I’ve included phone numbers and websites for contact if you are interested in participating in one of the local holiday parades. The Lighted parades are especially fun!!! Stop by the local coffee house and add an eggnog latte or hot chocolate to stay nice and toasty.
Springfield, Or – Springfield has its 55th annual parade this year themed “The Oldest and The Coldest” on December 8th at 2 pm. This Parade also has an annual Tuba Caroling Concert at 1pm before the parade starts. This is quite the musical concert to see and hear! The tuba concert is located on Main Street between 5th and 6th streets and can be heard for several blocks. The parade is free to attend. Costs to participate in the parade are $25 for a general float, $50 for a commercial entry and $100 for a political entry. Marching Bands may enter free of charge.The Parade route starts on Mowhak, goes to Main St. and 14th, then heads to Pioneer Parkway. Santa always makes a showing at the end of this traditional Holiday parade. Bring your folding chairs and a blanket to stay warm with. There is plenty of room on the sidewalks for viewing, but you might need to park a couple of blocks away from your seats. Come early for best view and don’t forget the camera. Depending on the weather an umbrella might not be a bad idea.
Springfield Christmas Parade Website
Contact phone number for additional information: (541) 988-0955
fax (541) 726-8105
Parade Of Lights – This is a great parade where several of our smaller local communities get together on a series of evenings and have an evening lighted parade through each of the participating towns. This year’s participating towns include Fern Ridge / Veneta, Junction City, Harrisburg and the finale in Coburg, Oregon. The parades start at about 7 pm. There is no entry fees and spectators are free. The parade is never the same from night to night; there are many different floats participating in each of the parades. There is a lighted float competition in Coburg and maybe in the other towns as well. Be sure to come bundled up as these parades are in the evening and it can be very cold.
Fern Ridge / Veneta Parade of Lights – The newest participant in the lighted parade, Thursday December 6th, 2007 7 pm, contact 541-935-8841 or 541-998-8734
Junction City Parade of Lights – Friday December 7th, 2007 7 pm, contact 541-998-6154 Junction City webstite
Harrisburg Parade of Lights – Saturday December 8th, 2007 7pm contact 541-998-6154 Harrisburg City website
Coburg Parade of Lights – Sunday December 9th, 2007 7pm Coburg is the Finale of the Parade of lights and holds contests for the lighted floats.
contact Dale Aleska (541) 342-3828 Coburg City Website
I will add updated information when/if needed in the comments spaces below. Enjoy the parades!
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