The Urbana Holiday Horse Parade, November 27, 2020, has been cancelled due to COVID 19, but other festivities will go on.
The 2020 Holiday Gala (originally scheduled for Dec. 2nd) has also been cancelled.
Schedule of Events for Friday, November 27, 2020 | 10am - 8pm
10am - Shops begin to open
11am - 7pm - Street vendors
All Day - Street Carolers
5:30pm - Tree Lighting Ceremony at Legacy Park
5-7pm - Santa Arrives at Santa Land at Oxner's General Store #OnTheSquare
Be sure to drop your Dear Santa letters in his mailbox in front. And don't forget to vote for your favorite decorated window on the table by the DJ. (Carriage rides have been cancelled on the advice of the Health Department.)
This event, originally scheduled for June of 2020 and rescheduled to September 11, 2020, has now been CANCELLED.
Save the Dates for these wonderful Monument Square District annual events in 2020!
The Christmas light displays on Scioto Street were beautiful this year. Thank you to all of the homeowners who helped light up downtown Urbana and make the Christmas season a little brighter #OnTheSquare!
Relive the Christmas season all year long in the slideshow below. Plans are already underway to make next year's Holiday Open Houses and Horse Parade the best one yet!
Join us (and Santa!) for breakfast at Frisch's Big Boy on Saturday, December 7th from 9-11 am. Kids 12 & under eat free and there will be treats and surprises, including a free ornament for the first 50 children.
Do you know a little boy or girl on the nice list? Would he or she like to ride in the Holiday Horse Parade with Santa? Here is his or her chance! Please submit the child's name, age and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below!
Security National Bank, MartinBrowne Hull & Harper P.L.L, The Peoples Savings Bank, CT COMM, Streamline Design & Print
All proceeds help in the upkeep and beautification of Historical Downtown Urbana.
Monument Square District is a not for profit organization and any donation is tax deductible.
4-Miler Run/Walk Registration
Register online, by mail, or on race-day.
$25.00 pre-register by June 4, 2019 includes entry and t-shirt
$30.00 after June 4th and Day of Race (no t-shirt guarantee)
Groups of 6 or more? Team leader, call 937.215.7416 to be given a discount code ($20 per participant)
Luminaries will light the way on the evening of December 1st, as many of the downtown merchants open their doors for the first Downtown Urbana Candlelight Walk. Due to the cancellation of the Cancer Association of Champaign County’s (CACC) Candlelight Tour of Homes, retailers discussed how they could help the association raise additional funds.
On Saturday December 1st, the stores will be lit with luminaries, and during the hours of 4 - 7 P.M. each will have a promotion to encourage customers to donate to the Cancer Association. In addition, merchants will donate a portion of their sales. Tina Knotts, owner of Let’s Eat Cake stated “We are grateful for the support we receive from the community and this is our way of giving back.”
Several of the merchants have also volunteered to sell CACC calendars during the month of December. The group has been in contact with Brett Evilsizor, president of the CACC who is supportive of their efforts. Pat and Patsy Thackery, owners of Cafe Paradiso have also agreed to participate, and are asking other downtown restaurants to get involved.
As of press time, Oxner’s, Community Thrift, Lily’s Garden, Fruit Salad, Let’s Eat Cake, PB&J on Main, The Bull, Cafe Paradiso, Fusion, Coppertop and Kaleidoscope are participating restaurants and retailers. Each shop will have at least 6 luminaries to make the downtown area festive and light the way for customers.
According to their website, the Cancer Association helps people dealing with the effects of cancer on their daily lives, and provides financial assistance with medicines and treatment. The funds stay in Champaign County, and the organization is totally funded by donations.
Full schedule of events for Friday November, 23rd's Holiday Horse Parade and Santa Land.
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