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Ring in the holidays with the
Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade!

Join us for the 27th Annual Miracle on Kansas Ave Parade! Watch the floats and entries as they take to downtown covered in holiday lights, garland, and tinsel. We are back to our traditional route, on Kansas Avenue! Everyone is invited to line the streets along the parade route with their friends and family to view the floats as they cruise by.

The Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade features “lighted” holiday-themed entries and the official arrival of Santa! After the parade, enjoy dinner downtown and stroll the avenue to see all the decorated storefronts and vote for your favorite window in the Window Decorating Contest. Instructions on how to vote will be in the contestants windows.


Want to enter a float in the parade? Here are your steps and some additional guidelines:

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

  1. Arrive at 1st and Kansas beginning at 3PM to find a spot along the route. Please do not arrive earlier.
  2. Pay the encouraged $10 donation at entry.
  3. Fill out the float description card and get your float #.
  4. Wait for the parade to begin!

Here are some things to keep in mind:

- No Santa or Mrs Claus on floats - we don't want to confuse those innocent little kids with imposters would we?
- Candy and any other items cannot be thrown from floats, but can be handed out by those walking alongside the floats.
- Entry should be decorated all the way around so no photographers accidently get your bad side.
- Open flames are not allowed on entries unless contained and approved.
- Be mindful of your height clearance, you must be able to safely drive under the downtown arches.
- Pets must be leashed and kept to a one-to-one ratio, and must be cleaned up after.
- Horses may be entered, but must wear catch bags throughout entirety of event.
- Political campaigns or statements are not allowed.
- Confetti guns and confetti devices are not allowed.

Simple as that! Come on out and enjoy the day. 

Stay up to date on event announcements on our Facebook Event page! 

The MKA Parade Committee reserves the right to have any non-compliant or improperly decorated entry removed.

Accepting Grand Marshal and Junior Grand Marshal nominations now!

Submit to be Junior Grand Marshal Here

Nominate Grand Mashal Here


  Dr. Jerry Farley

2022 MKA Grand Marshal - Farley

Dr. Farley was nominated for grand marshal following his retirement this year from Washburn University, where he served as president for 25 years. During his tenure as the longest-serving president in Washburn’s 157 years, Farley advocated for a vibrant student life, a strong residential feel on campus, solid financial footing, and a healthy endowment, among other initiatives. Farley retired in September, enjoying a send-off by the Washburn University Marching Blues band as he took his final stroll through campus.

“Everyone loves a parade, particularly the Miracle on Kansas Avenue,” Farley said. “We want everyone to join us — children, families, those participating in the parade, marching bands and perhaps a jovial person dressed in red. Festive decorations, businesses open for shopping and an enormous crowd create excitement. Susan and I are delighted to add to the noise and wonderful atmosphere.”


Lorenzo Perez 

2022 MKA Junior Grand Marshal - Lorenzo Perez

Lorenzo is an 8th grader at Jardine Middle School.  Go Jaguars!  At school he is active in band, improv, fitness club, and basketball.  He has also achieved Star rank in Scouts and attends El Shaddai Ministries Community Church.  He loves spending time with friends, family and his two dogs, Time and Cairo.  Lorenzo has been attending the Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade since he was born.  This year he is very happy to actually be involved, and grateful for all the people and businesses that make it happen each year. 

Parade Route:

Miracle On Kansas Avenue Map 2021 | Topeka, KS

Parade Route:

➡️ Entry is at 1st & Kansas Ave
➡️ South on Kansas Ave using NB lanes
➡️ Parade starts at 5th & Kansas Ave
➡️ Turn west on 10th using WB lanes
➡️ North on Jackson using NB lane
➡️ Continue North on Jackson
➡️ Disband and Exit at 4th and Jackson