Downtown Springfield Association

Save the date: Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020!

Congratulations to our 2019 Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade award winners.

Best Commercial Float: Springfield Contractors Association

Best Non-Commercial Float: The Queen City Ukulele Club

Drum & Bugle Corps

1st Place: Central High School Kilties

2nd Place: Parkview High School Lassies

Class 1A Marching Bands

1st Place: Lakeland High School

Class 2A Marching Bands

1st Place: Gainesville High School

2nd Place (tie): Blue Eye High School & Pleasant Hope High School

Class 3A Marching Bands

1st Place: Strafford High School

Class 4A Marching Bands

1st Place: Hillcrest High School

Class 5A Marching Bands

1st Place: Willard High School

2nd Place: Kickapoo High School

3rd Place: Parkview High School

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Silver Bells: It’s Christmas Time in the City!


The Downtown Springfield Association invites the community to celebrate the holiday season at the 2019 Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade, at 2 p.m. Dec. 14.

This year’s theme is Silver Bells: It’s Christmas Time in the City. The city sidewalks will be busy and Downtown Springfield will be dressed in holiday style. Before you rush home with treasures from your favorite Downtown shops, stop and enjoy the parade, one of Springfield’s treasured holiday traditions.

You will find parade participants showing off their floats and bands marching their way around downtown spreading holiday cheer for all, and of course, a parade would not be complete without an appearance by Santa. The route starts at South Avenue and Elm Street and ends at the Springfield Expo Center.

Mary Kromrey, Executive Director of Ozark Greenways, is the Grand Marshal for the 2019 Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade. This year we celebrate the growing walkability of our neighborhood. Ozark Greenways’ vision aligns with that mission, as they build a trail system that connects and enhances our community.

The Downtown Christmas Parade is presented by Penmac Staffing and made possible by the following sponsors: