Dear Community Member,

The Morrison Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the 2017 Parade and Christmas Walk for Saturday, December 2. This year’s theme is “Polar Express.” There are several ways you can participate in this year’s holiday events.

1.   Become a Christmas Walk Sponsor and make a donation toward our holiday efforts (your business will be recognized in pre-event advertising).

2.   Decorate your business’ front windows to this year’s theme of “Polar Express.” If you would like your window decorated but are not able to do so, please let us know and we can find another business or organization who will decorate it for you. Please have windows decorated by Friday, December 1.

3.  Host a Holiday Open House or other event at your business all weekend long and stay open on December 2 so customers can visit your store after the parade. Please feel free to invite other organizations, churches, high school groups etc.…to share your space, invite carolers in, pass out holiday coloring sheets to kids, have a costumed character on hand for kids to have their picture taken with etc…. Our hope is we will keep people downtown for this event and bring the streets alive on December 2!

4.  Participate in our Christmas parade with a decorated and/or lighted vehicle or float. Judging of entries will take place during the parade and cash prize awards will be given based on the following categories:

* Elfin’ Magic Award: Given to the outstanding entry featuring children as the main part of the entry.
* Spectacular Sparkles Award: Given to the entry that is the most entertaining and/or spirited.
* Christmas Vacation Award: Given to the entry that presents an outstanding display of Christmas lights and/or other type of illumination.
* The Golden Ticket Award: Given to the overall outstanding entry presenting & illustrating the parade theme of “Polar Express.”

Please remember...NO LIVE SANTA’s in windows or on parade entries. The “real” Santa will be provided transportation by the Morrison Chamber of Commerce during the parade and can be found in Santa’s House following the parade.

5.  Enter a lantern in our Decorated Lantern Silent Auction to be held at Wells Fargo Bank. Your participation will help brighten the holiday season in a special way for the Morrison community.
6. Nominate someone to be a Grand Marshal of the parade.

Please register here for any of the above events by November 9th or print this form and return it to the Morrison Chamber of Commerce, 221 W. Main Street, Morrison, IL 61270 or send it by email. In addition, please like the Morrison Chamber of Commerce Facebook page and share information with your Facebook followers on the holiday happenings as we share them.
For questions, call the Chamber at 815-772-3757 or email us at
Morrison Christmas Walk Committee