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Mattoon celebrated the official arrival of the Christmas season with a parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus, a salute to religion, youngsters and Yule fun and plenty more.

The community’s northside ballpark was stunning for the lighting of the Christmas tree with the floats and their bright bulbs blazing, the fire and emergency vehicles with emergency lights flashing and the crowd growing larger and larger by the moment.

The holiday festivities continue today with a craft show in the community hall starting at 9:30 a.m. and a visit by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus at noon.

Mattoon has a tradition of starting every parade with a military color guard, and the welcome for Christmas was no different.

After that, the marching groups and floats followed, representing organizations and businesses from throughout the area.

Those firetrucks that were brightening the tree-lighting scene followed and then Tom Egging was in with a decorated vintage car entry.

Others represented in the parade were the Mattoon Market, Mattoon Sno-Runners with its grooming machinery, all set to go, Fuller Sales with snow removal equipment and more, and Mathis Snow Removal. A string of three vintage automobiles ó proving they run even during chillier weatherórolled along.

Schulz Heating and Cooling was represented with a float and the Mattoon firefighters gave Santa, his wife and their friends a lift on the parade route.

Olson Trees had a float, coming to the event showing Santa’s workshop, and Zarda Auto had its truck dressed up for the holiday. CR Power Sports was represented and the Mattoon Cub Scouts had a sharp gingerbread house.

The Kickhaver family came dressed as Disney characters in the final float, followed by several horses.

It was simply a great night.
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Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in Mattoon Friday night, riding on a fire department float.

Mattoon parade kicks off Christmas season
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Mattoon celebrated the official arrival of the Christmas season with a parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus, a salute to religion, youngsters and Yule fun and plenty more.

The community’s northside ballpark was stunning for the lighting of the Christmas tree with the floats and their bright bulbs blazing, the fire and emergency vehicles with emergency lights flashing and the crowd growing larger and larger by the moment.

The holiday festivities continue today with a craft show in the community hall starting at 9:30 a.m. and a visit by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus at noon.

Mattoon has a tradition of starting every parade with a military color guard, and the welcome for Christmas was no different.

After that, the marching groups and floats followed, representing organizations and businesses from throughout the area.

Those firetrucks that were brightening the tree-lighting scene followed and then Tom Egging was in with a decorated vintage car entry.

Others represented in the parade were the Mattoon Market, Mattoon Sno-Runners with its grooming machinery, all set to go, Fuller Sales with snow removal equipment and more, and Mathis Snow Removal. A string of three vintage automobiles ó proving they run even during chillier weatherórolled along.

Schulz Heating and Cooling was represented with a float and the Mattoon firefighters gave Santa, his wife and their friends a lift on the parade route.

Olson Trees had a float, coming to the event showing Santa’s workshop, and Zarda Auto had its truck dressed up for the holiday. CR Power Sports was represented and the Mattoon Cub Scouts had a sharp gingerbread house.

The Kickhaver family came dressed as Disney characters in the final float, followed by several horses.

It was simply a great night.
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Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in Mattoon Friday night, riding on a fire department float.
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