**Update!!! Due to the weather, the Parade has been canceled. The Tree Lighting will take place Sat., Dec 8th at 645pm. Boo, hoo...
CU Annual Holiday Parade of Lights is this Saturday, Dec. 1st beginning at 530pm through downtown.
Its always cold and sometimes snowy...but also always fun. Santa and Mrs. Claus make a special appearance and help light the big tree in the middle of town. Parking is free as is some hot chocolate (note: get the free stuff or bring your own...the local coffee shops get swamped and the waits are up to 30 mins!). Many downtown businesses will be open late and are offering special deals.
So...bundle up and come down for some good family fun!
See Champaign Park District for more info (and holiday movies at the Virginia info--the original Miracle on 34th St (12/1), Polar Express (12/7) and more).