Get Into The Festive Spirit In Downtown Willmar

Come and get into the spirit of Christmas as you watch and enjoy a Christmas parade with lights and decorated floats. A fun event for the entire family located in downtown Willmar!

S’mores! Firepits! Haybales! Chili! Luminaries! Hot Chocolate! Coffee! Petting Zoo! Reindeer and Sleigh Rides! Music! Warmup Afterwards! SANTA, Elf and Reindeer! Did you see the GRINCH?

3-5:30pm Afternoon activities for kids and families including Santa’s Reindeer & Sleigh Ride, Exotic Animals, Authentic Mexican Treats and Music

3-6:00pm Santa & Friends and Free Cookie Decorating at The Barn Theatre

4:00pm Bethel Lutheran Church Children’s Choir Concert

4-6:00pm Bethel Lutheran Church Serving a Chili Supper – Free Will Donation – With Music by Terry Shaw

5:00pm Kid’s Costume Contest in front of Bethel Church

6:00pm Tree Lighting Ceremony at Selvig Park

6:30pm Holidaze Parade

7:00pm Presbyterian Church serving free hot chocolate and cookies

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This event is made possible by the Willmar Design Center and many community businesses and partners.