Galesburg Christmas Parade hits the streets Sunday

If there’s any doubt that the Christmas season is quickly approaching, look no further than Downtown Galesburg this Sunday.

The Galesburg Christmas Parade will becoming down the street at 2 p.m., this year with a new theme “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men.”

This parade typically has attendance that can reach the thousands depending on weather.

Sunday has a forecast that looks cool but bright, with sunny skies expected at a high of 37 degrees.

Just like in past years, its anticipated that Santa Claus will land on First Mid-Illinois Bank and emergency personnel are on tap to make sure he can safely get down to ride in the parade.

His arrival is expected at about 1:30 p.m.

The parade is organized by the Galesburg Business Association.