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.