Downtown Taylorville.org and Taylorville Main Street have been proud to host the annual Christmas Parade for many years. Due to the overwhelming impact of COVID-19, we are unable to safely present the parade this year. The large crowd, both participating and watching would be unsafe for all involved. We are so sorry to have to cancel this year but for the safety of all involved we’ve come to this decision. Our Board of Directors, Mayor Bruce Barry and the Health Department are all in agreement that this difficult decision is best for everyone. We are as saddened by the loss of a favorite community event as we know all of our community will be. A huge thank you to all our regular parade participants and families who come to watch! We hope that our parade will come back even better in 2021!
We will be having a decorating contest for businesses with store fronts for best decorations and we hope everyone will enjoy a trip around the square and then head out to the park on December 11 to drive thru and enjoy Christmas in the Park. That is opening day for them so be sure to go see the amazing displays.
Although Santa won’t be arriving in his usual style, he has asked us to install a mail slot at his house on the Square so that children can write to tell him their wishes this year. He will reply to all the letters he receives so BE SURE TO LEAVE A RETURN MAILING ADDRESS! The Square will be decorated with lots of lights as always, and we are asking businesses to help us make Taylorville shine brightly this Holiday Season. Our best wishes to you and yours for a safe and joyful Holiday Season!!