Join the Melrose Area Chamber and area businesses to celebrate small businesses and kick off the holidays!
Featuring family friendly events, music, live nativity, lighted parade, fireworks and more!
Friday, November 25th, 2022
2022 Holiday Kickoff
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Schedule for Friday, November 25th, 2022
7a-8p: True North Marketplace Holiday coffee drink flights available. Specials throughout the day.
12p: Medallion Hunt Winner receives $100 Rosy Bucks. Clues every 30 minutes on Chamber Facebook page.
1p-3p: Kids Fun with Melrose Girl Scouts at Kraemer Lumber- soup-can spruce tip, face painting & pretzel dipping
1p-4p: Craft & Gift Show at the Melrose City Center
2p-4p: BINGO at the Melrose Senior Center. All ages welcome.
2p-5p: Live Holiday Music, kids crafts, face painting & refreshments at Melrose Great River Regional Library
2:30p-5p: Visit Santa at Leedstone
3p-7p: Melrose Hardware Free gift wrapping with purchase (exclusions apply)
3p: Cookie Sale by Melrose Area Women of Today outside of Magnifi Financial until sold out
3:30-5p: Mittens & Mugs royalty social at Magnifi Financial for Melrose Royalty and surrounding town Royalty
4p: Otte's Concessions & Taqueria Bravo on Main
4p-6p: Free Popcorn & Water from Magnifi Financial
4p-6p: Stearns Electric Polar Express Rides Pick up at Finken
4p-7p: Fire Barrels throughout the community thanks to Melrose Fire Department for volunteering
4p-7p: Torn Up Outdoors Ice Castle Christmas Village Kids games, Bruders meat sticks & brat sale, fire barrel, apparel, fish house experience- near Army Tank on trail.
4p-7p: Tractor Trolley Rides sponsored by Harvest Church - Pick up at Finken
4p-7p: Horse & Carriage Rides at (and sponsored by) Freeport State Bank
4p-7p: Free Hot Chocolate from St.Paul's Lutheran Church near JD's Taphouse & Melrose Eye Clinic
4p-7p: Christmas Music from DJ John Young throughout Main
5:30p: Army Tank Lighting by Mayor Finken
6p-7:15p: Live Nativity presented by Birch Hills Community Church in bike shelter near Coborn's
6p-7:30p: Yoga Melrose open house, cookies & class info.
7p: Kid's Jingle Run free for all ages. Gather at 4 way near dental office. Organized by CentraCare.
7:30p: Holiday Mini-Dazzle Parade on Main Street (longer route- same as Riverfest)
8:15p: Fireworks (time approximate)
Parking available at the old Jennie-O lot across from Econ-O-Wash. Harvest Church providing a shuttle to Main Street area. Will run from 4-7pm.
Thank You to our 2022 Sponsors