Christmas Parade

Voted the #1 Holiday Event in the state by Main Street Iowa, this unique Christmas Parade is a spectacular event and shouldn't be missed. Lighted parade entries travel through the historic downtown area which includes our famous bandstand. The downtown is "painted with lights" for the occasion! This magnificent event draws as many as 10,000 visitors to Oskaloosa. To see the schedule of events and the map for the parade click here or for parade application For a vendor application for the Holiday Market 2017 click here


You won't want to miss this great event which has NEVER been cancelled because of weather. The lighted parade is held Thursday the week following Thanksgiving, with special events planned for Friday as well. Thousands of lights adorn the dozens of floats which parade around the city square; some floats are as large as a city block.


Christmas Event Forms

Young Ambassador Contest Entry Form - Deadline is October 20

Lighted Christmas Parade Entry Form -Deadline is October 27

Holiday Market and Show Entry Form - Deadline is November 10

Festival of Trees Entry Form - Deadline is November 15

Window Display Contest Entry Form- Deadline is November 24
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