Holiday Parades

By WEEK Reporter

Map: East Peoria Parade of Lights Route

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Map: Peoria Santa Claus Parade Route

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November 25, 2010 Updated Nov 25, 2010 at 6:13 PM CDT

Kick off the holiday season this weekend by spending some time outside.

The Santa Parade starts at 10:15 Friday morning in Downtown Peoria.

The Trot for Tots run is at 10:00 a.m., right before the parade.

Don't forget to bring your canned goods and gently used coats.

The Community Wide Food and Coat Drive volunteers will be collecting them along the parade route for The Salvation Army and the Midwest Food Bank.

Then on Saturday, the East Peoria Parade of Lights kicks off at 5:45 p.m.

It'll start at the intersection of East Washington Street and Dolans Lane, get to East Peoria High School around 6:00 p.m. and will end just past the Public Safety Building in the 200 block of West Washington Street.

Get there early-- streets will close at 5:15 p.m.