The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce both date and theme for the 43rd Annual Community Christmas Parade. The parade date is Tuesday, November 30, 2021, and the theme is “Cheer Up, Dude! It’s a Grinch Christmas!”.

Due to the pandemic, a parade was not held in 2020, the first skip in the event’s four-decade history. The Chamber is actively seeking float entries for the parade, which will again be held in downtown Emporia, between Fourth and Twelfth Avenues on Commercial Street, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Jeanine McKenna, President and CEO of the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce said, “We are excited to return to a much-loved Emporia tradition, and we are sure that a Grinch Christmas Parade will bring the Christmas spirit alive again in downtown Emporia.”

The 43rd Parade Entry Guidelines and Entry Form are available online at and hard copy forms are available at the Chamber office. Parade float entries can be submitted online or mailed or dropped off to the Emporia Chamber of Commerce at 719 Commercial St., Emporia, KS 66801.