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Giant Communications Presents

the 28th Annual Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade

Giant Communications Presents

the 28th Annual Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade

Announcing the return of the Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade, presented by Giant Communications.

"One Giant Celebration" of the holiday season

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This year’s parade is expected to feature up to 200 floats, marching bands, parade entries, and, of course, the highly anticipated arrival of Santa Claus.

Save the date, invite your friends and family, and join us for the “One Giant Celebration” of the holiday season at the 28th Annual Miracle on Kansas Parade, presented by Giant Communications. Let’s come together to create unforgettable memories and spread holiday cheer throughout our Capitol City.

"We hope to make this year's parade bigger than ever, truly capturing the joy of Christmas and the holidays in Topeka. Expect new floats, incredible marching bands, and, of course, the arrival of Santa to make this year's parade unforgettable!"

Giant Communications, a telecommunications company based in Holton, Kansas, takes pride in being the presenting sponsor of this year’s festivities.

"The Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade is a holiday tradition for thousands of Kansans across the greater Topeka region. We are proud to be part of this year's celebration, and we look forward to bringing something new and exciting to the event. Our team can't wait to join the community in celebrating the holidays this year."

As we wrap up the nominations for this year’s Grand Marshal and Junior Grand Marshal for the Miracle on Kansas Ave Parade, we want to extend our warmest thanks to everyone who shared the magic of the season by submitting nominations. Your response was nothing short of enchanting, and the selection process, akin to unwrapping a holiday gift, was filled with excitement.

We were truly touched by the awe-inspiring descriptions of the candidates, some of whom even presented their achievements through heartwarming videos. In the spirit of the season, we’ve decided to add an extra touch of merriment by honoring an additional marshal.

While the nominations are now nestled under the metaphorical tree, we want to express our genuine gratitude for your spirited participation. For those who made it to the finalist stage, your contributions shone like holiday lights, and we hope to see your names twinkling on our nomination list again next year.

Wishing you all the joy and magic of the season,

2023 Grand Marshal

Lt. Gov. David Toland

2023 Marshal Honoree

Glenda Washington

2023 Junior Grand Marshal

Jaden Patterson

Grand Marshal Finalists

Jennifer Bohlander

Tara Dimick

Carlos Kelly

John Knight

Mike Manns

Dr. JuliAnn Mazachek

Fred Patton

Kayla Schadegg

Chief Bryan Wheeles

Jr. Grand Marshal Finalists

Journey Balandran

Zachary Buffington

Marlene Duran Nava

Kaylee Drews

Zoey Gray 

Parker Hitchens

Gideon Hitchens

Simone Holloway

Adler Kerls

Michael Isley

Collin McGee

Avery Zimmerman

Grand Marshal & Junior Grand Marshal Nomination Form

How to enter a float in the parade!

The Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade features “lighted” holiday-themed entries and the official arrival of Santa! We encourage you to advocate for your businesses to get involved in this wonderful community event by building a float or submitting a parade entry to participate!

We’ve actually made it easier this year. Here are your steps and some additional guidelines:

Walking groups, dance teams, marching bands, bicycles, floats, car clubs and more are welcome to participate.

1. Register HERE and fill out the necessary float description form.

2. On December 2, arrive at 1st and Kansas beginning at 3pm to find a spot along the route. Please do not arrive earlier.

3. Pay the encouraged donation at the entry of $10 or more.

4. We highly encourage you to pre-register here, but we will have float description cards on site to fill out at this point if not already done. You will get your float #.

5. Wait for the parade to begin!

NEW IN 2023!

New in 2023, the public will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorite parade entry, with the winning entry receiving $500. More information to come on this.

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