TOPEKA (KSNT) – Several Kansas cities are going all-in on the holidays this year with their parades.
KSNT compiled the following list with the help of travelks.com to give you details on some of the funniest parades in Kansas. See below to find someone near you.
JCACC Christmas Parade
Called “Classic Christmas,” the show will be centered in downtown Junction City. The parade will travel east on West 6th Street to North Washington Street before heading up West 8th Street. The parade will be held on Friday, November 25 and is free to the public.
Emporia Community Christmas Parade
The 44th annual parade, which takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m., begins in downtown Emporia on Commercial St. and E. 6th Ave.
Miracle on Kansas Avenue
The 27th annual Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade is coming soon to the capital. On Saturday, December 3rd at 6:00 p.m., holiday-themed lighted floats will parade through downtown from 5th Street and Kansas Ave.
Old Fashioned Christmas Parade in downtown Lawrence
Organized by Downtown Lawrence, Inc., this parade features dozens of horses and carriages covered in garlands and bells to celebrate the Christmas season. Known as one of the largest parades in the country, consisting entirely of authentic horse-drawn carriages, it’s guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit.
The parade will travel seven miles through downtown Lawrence and begin at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. It will move north on Harper Street to East 15th Street and continue west to New Jersey Street. The parade then moves north to 7th Street, where it turns west before continuing south on Massachussetts Street. The parade will then follow 15th Street east back to Harper Street where it started.
The parade will be held on December 3rd and will begin at 11am. More information about the parade can be found here.
Parade of Lights and Chili Cook Off
Recognized as a beloved annual holiday tradition in Dodge City, this parade and chili cook-off is a staple of the Christmas season. The parade is free to the public and begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 28. Starts at Dodge City Main Street 101 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd.
Chili Cook-Off starts at 4pm same day at Boot Hill Museum with sampling starting at 4:30pm Santa will be on hand for photo opportunities. The ceremonial lighting of the tree will take place at 5:45 p.m
Evening lights Christmas parade
Hosted by the Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce, this annual show is held the last Saturday in November in Garnett. The procession is accompanied by a lighting ceremony in the city center and a small business Saturday.
The parade is open to the public and takes place on November 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The parade begins at 4th Avenue and Oak St.
A procession of snowflakes
Lindsborg’s Snowflake Parade, open to all, invites everyone to participate simply by walking along with the parade once it begins at 320 N. Main Street at 11 a.m. on Dec. 3. The parade follows Main St. by Saline St. to Grant St. .
The city will also host the annual Artists Studio Open House event. This gives guests a chance to see what local artists are working on in their studios, and it gives people the chance to visit local art galleries and museums.
Christmas light parade
Christmas is coming to the Oasis of the Plains. From Dec. 2-4 in Colby, visitors and locals alike can enjoy a weekend of Christmas fun that begins with a concert by the Denver Mile High Orchestra on Friday. On Saturday, the Christmas Market opens with many vendors to help you shop for the holidays. The Christmas Light Parade begins in Downtown Colby at 5 p.m
Pittsburg Christmas Parade
For 43 years in a row, Pittsburg has held its annual Christmas Parade. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 10 at 11 a.m. in Old Town Pittsburg at 401 N. Broadway St. and features Peppermint Playland and many local elected officials from the community.
Coffeyville Christmas Parade
Coming to Coffeyville on Friday, December 2nd, this parade will begin at 6pm downtown. The parade will be followed by the opening of the market, where local artisans and vendors will display their wares. On the weekend immediately following the parade, there will also be a baking competition and carriage rides.
Home to the Holiday Festival, Parade and Trail of Lights
Located in Great Bend, this parade is just one of many festive events that take place at the end of November, such as the Cookie Contest, Craft Fair, Dogs Day Out and more. Activities such as horse riding and ice skating will also be available. The parade starts at 5:30pm and moves down Main St.
Festival of lights and illuminated Christmas parade
Their holiday festival will be held at the Yates Center and will feature carriage rides, Santa and Grinch photos, a Main Street Dance Company recital and a parade around the historic square. The parade will begin at 3pm on Saturday, December 10th at 110 N. Main St.