the parade 2010-2019


 2010: (33rd Parade) Lester Fortier becomes the president of Toys for Tots. 

2011: (34th Parade) 

 2012: (35th Parade) Special 35th Anniversary pin, maroon shirt. Largest parade ever. 70,000 riders.


 2013: (36th Parade) 20,000 riders 

 2014: (37th Parade) Santa's passenger is a "Make-a-wish" dreamer whose wish was granted by being in The Parade.  Governor Rauner rides and donates $5000. 50,000 riders estimated. 


 2015: (38th Parade) Santa passenger is an injured veteran who wanted to see The Parade. Over 50,000 riders. Last time for the Belmont Overpass. 



2016: (39th Parade) 8:30am start. Small
crowd, because snow forecasted. No snow during Parade, heavy snowfall at the end. Gov. Rauner donates $5000 again but can't ride due to prior commitments. No Belmont/Riverview bridge.


 2017: (40th Parade)  35 degrees at the start, reached 56 degrees. Large attendance. Governor rides and donates $5000. 

 2018: (41st Parade)  Mid 40 degrees.  Cloudy, some rain. 20,000-30,000 riders.  Last time The Parade ends at the DeVry/Lane Tech campus. 50 bicycles donated by Cambium Network. 


2019: (42nd Parade) DeVry Campus renamed DePaul College Prep. First Wedding performed by Santa before Parade kick-off. Light rain fall after parade ended. 50 bicycles donated by Cambium Network.