December 5th, 2015

9:00 am Breakfast with Santa @ Arlington Community Center (reservations needed & a fee charged)
10:00 am Santa Day at the same location
1:00 pm Pre-Parade Festivities start on Main St. and 2nd Ave. NW
5:30 pm Arli-Dazzle Parade on Main St.


  • Parade on Main St. featuring over 100 lighted walking, marching, equestrian, and vehicular units
  • Santa Day at Arlington Community Center with many activities for children and families
  • Dash Through the Snow 5K through the streets of Arlington at 12:30 pm
  • Arlington Fire Department Blacktop Fishing Derby downtown featuring lighted fish houses and an evening bonfire with s'mores
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides through the streets of Arlington prior to the parade
  • Old-time Snowball Baseball Game featuring the Arlington Greys vs. the Mankato Baltics
  • Santa's Reindeer appear on Main St. prior to the parade
  • Bethlehem Express at St. Paul Lutheran Church from 12:00 - 3:30 pm
  • Interactive Sled Dogs from Hastings, MN, on Main St. prior to the parade
  • Hutchinson, MN's, own Amazing Hoopsters perform on Main St. prior to, and in, the parade
  • Quilt Show at the Arlington Public Library on Main St. from 9:00 am - after the parade
  • Lots of music on Main St.: Schell's Hobo Christmas Quartet, Sibley East Carolers, KNUJ-AM 
  • Many food vendors selling yummy treats along the entire parade route and throughout downtown
  • New in 2015:  The parade changes directions and goes from west to east from Hwy. 5 through downtown and the adjacent east-side area to County Rd. 17; Area Veterans Red, White, and Blue recognition; a new Arli-Dazzle Raffle and Button promotion 

How to register a parade unit:


Arli-Dazzle Planning Committee Members

Kim Schneider, Lyle Rud, and Mike Stumm, Co-Chairpersons

Call Kim 507-964-2809; call Lyle 507-964-5687; call Mike 507-964-5772.

Kathy Homme, Terry Klages, Don Burgess, Cory & Missy Danner, Marie Kreft, Carol Mayer, Kevin Lindstrand, Jim Heiland, Susan Schmidtbauer, Mike and Amanda Feterl, Todd Sandberg, Tony Voigt, Bob Suko, Jim Kreft, Derek Hahn, Dennis Van Moorlehem, Jackie Hazelwood, John Zaske, Justin Davis, Keith Herd, Kurt Menk, Leah Prahl, Lorie Weckworth, Scott Sorenson, Tim Kloeckl, Vicki Pomplun, Janet Deno, and Donna Freidricks from KNUJ.   


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