Springfield celebrates Christmas with annual downtown parade Saturday

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Santa is planning a visit to downtown Springfield Saturday.

The Downtown Springfield Association invites you to celebrate the holidays at the city's annual Christmas parade. The parade every year features several high school bands, organizations and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The parade starts at 2 p.m. The route starts on South Avenue and Elm Street. It winds through downtown, ending at Jordan Valley Park.