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

Join us for the 26th 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.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor

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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? 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 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?
- No handing out candy or items - The magic of the holidays doesn't stop the spread of COVID (That we know of)
- 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.
- 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! ( Link 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



    Past-President of Downtown Topeka, Inc.


MEET 2020's JUNIOR GRAND MARSHALJasmine Villalobos


 My name is Jasmine and I am 13 years old. I live with my Dad & Mom, Justin & Dawn Villalobos. I have one brother Josh. I go to Shawnee Heights MIddle School and I'm in the 7th grade. I was born in Topeka and have lived here my whole life. I really enjoy playing D&D every other weekend with my friends at Huscarls. I also love playing volleyball. I played on the school's team and also play for Spike Girls at Sportzone year round. When I am not playing volleyball or D&D I enjoy playing percussion in the school band and cooking. I like volunteering in the community and spending time with family. My future goals are to attend culinary school.

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