Yorkville Holiday Celebration Weekend

Friday, November 17 &
Saturday, November 18

The United City of Yorkville invites you to kick off the Holiday Season with these fun, family events on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18!

Weekend schedule of Events summary

Friday, November 17

  • Visits with Santa · 3:30-5:30pm
  • YHS Madrigal Singers · 6:15-6:30pm
  • Holiday Parade ·6:30pm
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony ·7:00pm

Saturday, November 18

  • Jingle Jog Fun Run ·2:30pm
  • Rudolph Run 5K ·4:00pm
  • Fireworks Show · 6:30pm
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Presenting Sponsors

Winter Sprinter Sponsor

Tinsel Sponsors

  1. Friday Events

Visits with Santa

3:30-5:30pmDaytime Santas workshop

Looking to see Santa Claus this winter? Santa is setting up his workshop within the Recreation Activities Center on Friday, November 17 from 3:30-5:30pm and is inviting YOU for a visit! Families will have the opportunity to share their wish lists with Santa and his elves!  Please be prepared for the possibility of long lines as you wait to visit with Santa. Visitors will not be accepted after 5:30pm to ensure everyone in line visits Santa prior to the Parade.  

Santa’s Workshop will be placed inside the Recreation Activities Center (201 W Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville).  Parking near the Recreation Activities Center may be limited, so please plan accordingly.


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Yorkville High School Madrigal Singers


Enjoy a festive performance of holiday music by the students in the Yorkville High School Madrigals before the Holiday Parade! 


Yorkville Holiday Celebration Holiday Parade


Join the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department this year at the Yorkville Holiday Celebration as we spread some holiday cheer with a Parade starting at 6:30pm.  The parade will begin at the corner of Hydraulic Ave and Mill Street, proceed West down Hydraulic Avenue, and end at Route 47. We ask all parade spectators to view the parade on the North side of Hydraulic Ave along the sidewalk of Riverfront Park. 

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Everyone is eligible to have a float within the parade and all interested participants are encouraged to submit a Parade Sign-Up Form or contact the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at Recreation@yorkville.il.us to confirm a space within the parade.  Floats will be accepted the day of the parade as space allows, and are encouraged to have lights illuminating their float as it will be dark during the parade. 

Floats should meet at the Eastern most end of Hydraulic Ave near the Riverfront Park Playground starting at 5:45pm with the parade scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.  Floats will be placed within the parade on a first come, first serve basis. Click here for more information about placing a float in the parade.

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Join Mayor Purcell and Santa Claus in this long-standing tradition as they light the beautiful 22-foot Christmas tree at the center of Riverfront Park (131 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville) immediately after the Holiday Parade (approximately 7pm).


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  1. Saturday Events
  1. Santa Events
  1. Rudolph Run & Jingle Jog Fun Run
  1. Fireworks

Become a Sponsor

The Yorkville Holiday Celebration provides holiday cheer and festivities to the Yorkville community to kickoff the holiday season! 

Looking to support the cause? Sponsorship information coming soon!

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Proud Sponsors of the 2023 Yorkville Holiday Celebration
Presenting Sponsors
Winter Sprinter Sponsor
Heritage Cabinetry & Design
Fireworks Sponsors
Waubonsee Community College

Tinsel Sponsor
WDYS Country
Tree Sponsors
Santa's Helper Sponsors
Dempsey Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Plano
Hot Cocoa Bar Sponsor

Merry & Bright Sponsor
Reindeer Sponsors
Jingle Jog Sponsors
Elf Training Sponsors

Stocking Stuffer Sponsors