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Carmi Chamber of Commerce’s announces the 2020 It’s a White County Christmas Lighted Christmas Parade

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce is once again planning its annual Lighted Christmas parade to welcome Santa to White County. The parade is planned to begin at 5:30 pm on November 28th, 2020.


Instead of having a specific theme for this year’s It’s A White County Christmas, we have decided to let participants get creative with how they show their holiday spirit! Just make sure it lights the way for Santa, as he will be officially be welcomed to Carmi at the end of the parade. With that being said, the Chamber would ask that Santa not be part of any entry.


Floats and walking units of all sizes are welcome to join in the fun! Entries do not have to be elaborate. Decorated golf carts/razors (street legal and registered with the city of Carmi), church choirs walking through caroling, bands- any of these would be a great addition to this year’s parade.

Final details, line up, and parade route information will be e-mailed to everyone returning an entry form and publicized through the local media.


Parade Entry forms should be turned in to the Carmi Chamber of Commerce no later than November 23rd.

Additionally, the Carmi Chamber of Commerce would like to remind everyone to get signed up for the Christmas contests that are happening as well. The Christmas Decorated Storefront Window Contest and the Merry & Bright Christmas Light Home Decorating Contest are accepting entry forms until November 18th and November 20th, respectively.



Entry forms and details for all It’s a White County Christmas contest and events can be found at the Chamber’s website- www.cityofcarmi.org/the-chamber.

Also a reminder to anyone that is hosting a public Christmas event to please forward the Carmi Chamber any events that you would like publicized for It’s a White County Christmas to [email protected] or by calling (618)382-7606.


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