Springfield Christmas Day Parade 2023
December 2nd, 2023
- Participants form up at 9am by the Jerrys on Olympic and 28th in Springfield, OR, you can park in the Walmart or Jerry's parking lot. Parade starts at 1pm.
- During the parade: floats travel no faster then 5 mph and must be decorated in the Christmas theme. Horses are welcome, but must have a pooper scooper assigned. No Santa Clauses are allowed except for the 1 who is the parade marshal for the whole parade. Both the blue and grey are welcome to come.
- Those walking/marching may not throw things into the crowd. However, you may gently pass out fliers.
-End of the Parade: Past B street, away from main street towards Pioneer Parkway E for disbanding. There will be a route posted the day of for horses to return to the start. This parade is around 3 miles long.
"Bringing life to an era of American history, please welcome the NW Civil War Council. As with any of the more recent wars, the Christmas seasons during the Civil War was overshadowed by melancholy despite the shift in culture towards Christmas trees, gift giving, and Santa Clause. In 1863, the Santa Claus we have come to recognize was first depicted by Thomas Nast, a famous cartoonist for Harpers Weekly. The NW Civil War Counsel is a nonprofit that is dedicated to keeping alive the history and lessons of the American Civil War. We do this by presenting demonstrations of battle field tactics, medical practices, fashion, and music of the time. Please step back in time with us by visiting one of our encampments and explore an essential time in our history. More information can be found here on our website."