Mt. Carmel Christmas Parade

The Mt. Carmel Christmas Parade will be on Saturday, December 3rd stepping off at 5:15pm from 3rd to 8th street on Market Street. NO ENTRY FEE. The theme is: Christmas Characters. Call (618) 262-5116 with any questions or to register over the phone.

Line up begins at 3pm at 3rd & Market Street.  The Parade starts at 5:15pm and will proceed North on Market Street to Eighth.  Floats, groups, and bands are all invited to participate.  Simply fill out the registration form and return to the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce by December 1st by 11am.

Registration Forms can be found here or on our forms page.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories (if actable):

  • Best Use of Theme
    • Best Use of Lights
    • Best decorated vehicle
    • Originality Award
    • Spirit Awards
    • Best of Parade


Please go to the registration table at 3rd & Market Street upon arrival for your placement number. Judging will begin at 4pm sharp.    Please illuminate your organization/businesses’ name so they are visible.

Have your lights on after lining up, as you will not know who the judges are.

The 2022 theme is “Christmas Characters”. We encourage the use of music, singing, get out the Christmas lights, and even polish up the old Jeep, tractor or enchanted carriage! Whatever you decide to do just make sure and HAVE SOME FUN! 

NO SANTAS IN ANY FORM can be used in the Parade.  Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick himself will ride on the fire truck as the finale.  Also, in an effort to maintain the safety of our children, WE DO NOT ALLOW ANYTHING TO BE THROWN FROM THE PARADE ENTRY TO THE CROWD along the parade route. The Committee encourages you to have WALKERS and HAND OUT ITEMS instead.

Additionally, per City of Mt. Carmel ordinance, a cleanup crew must accompany ALL animals on city streets.

Please call (618) 262-5116 if you have any questions.   Thank you for your participation!