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"Gibson's Angels in Disguise"

Saturday November 18, 2023


Gibson City will be filled with lights and bells for this year’s Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. It will take place throughout Downtown Gibson City on Saturday, November 18, 2023. The Theme this year is "Gibson's Angels in Disguise.” We want to celebrate the people who help keep the folks in our amazing town safe, healthy, and happy. What local organization has helped you in the past? Can you theme your parade entry in honor of them? We think you can, let's see those beautiful entries! 

Presented by the Gibson City Harvest Fest, this year's Lighted Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30P. Throughout downtown, you can find various vendors and enjoy many of the local stores' decorations. Various events will lead to the parade for your family to see and participate in. You can get more information on those events and the parade under the event pages below or by following our Facebook page @gibsoncitylightedparade.



Please take a moment to thank our sponsors. Because of them, we can offer this free and family-friendly event each year! If you or your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out to for information.


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Gibson City's

lighted Christmas parade

float registration form

Join us for the Annual Christmas Parade in Downtown Gibson City! This is a FREE, family-friendly event! Throughout the parade, you will see many colorful floats sponsored by area businesses and individuals. 


This year’s theme is all about Traditions!! We want to celebrate what makes Christmas and the holidays special to you, your family, and your friends. What is the THAT one tradition you have to do each Christmas?


Want to join in on parade? Get details on how to get involved below:


PRE-LIT FLOATS: The committee has arranged to have a large group of pre-lit floats.

  • We will supply signs for all Pre-lit floats with your organization’s name.

  • Floats will be lined up at County Market between 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 18th

  • If you would like to know what Pre-lit Floats are available and the cost of the float before completing the form, please email us at

  • If you are interested in securing a pre-lit float for your organization, please fill out the online form below, or download a printable form (instructions on how to return the printable form are on the form). 


CUSTOM ENTRIES: Families, businesses, churches, and organizations are invited to enter displays of lighted entries or Christmas-themed displays such as live nativities, groups of carolers, etc.

  • All entries must be approved in advance by the committee. (No portrayals of Santa will be allowed, there is only one Santa, and he is at the end of the Parade.)

  • Floats must be at County Market between 5:00 - 5:30 for registration/line-up. The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. and will go down Sangamon Avenue.

  • If you are interested in registering a custom float for your organization, please fill out the online form below, or download a printable form (instructions on how to return the printable form are on the form). 

Download and print the registration form by clicking the button below, or fill in the online form below to register.

2023 Float Registration

Type of Float Registration
Type of Entry
online register float
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