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 heading east on Main St.


         Arli-Dazzle Raffle_Poster_16.pdf  Buy $10 tickets soon from Chamber member businesses.

         Other_2016_Arli-Dazzle_Raffle_Prizes.pdf  There are more prizes than printed on the poster.

         Sponsor Letter 2016.pdf  Arli-Dazzle sponsorships are being sought; deadline is Oct. 1.

  • A complete run-down of the event; parade features over 100 lighted walking, marching, equestrian, and vehicular units
  • Santa Day at the Arlington Community Center with many activities for children and families (see schedule above)
  • Fish Camp Flyer with Registration Form - many 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 (see below)
  • 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 - 7:00 pm.
  • Lots of music on Main St.: Schell's Hobo Christmas Quartet, Sibley East Carolers, KNUJ-AM 
  • Many food vendors selling treats along the entire parade route and throughout downtown
  • Arli-Dazzle_-_A_View_from_Santas_Sleigh-SD.mp4  Very special thanks to James Kantor of Clearwater, MN, for producing this video with the use of a drone!!
  • The parade 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; vintage snowmobile display; a new 2016 Arli-Dazzle Raffle and Button promotion (see above); a fabulous fireworks display at the beginning (just a little!) and at the end of the parade!!!

How to register a Parade Unit:

How to register for the Dash Through the Snow 5K:

  • Register online here.
  • There is no downloadable 5K Race Registration Form in 2016. Register online above. 
  • 2016 5K Race Route Map is the same as in 2015. Dash_Through_the_Snow_5K_Map.pdf

2016 Arli-Dazzle Planning Committee Members

Interim Co-Chairs: Derek Hahn, Chamber President, and Leah Prahl, Chamber Vice-President

Lyle Rud, Mike Stumm, Kathy Homme, Susan Schmidtbauer, Terry Klages, Don Burgess, Cory & Missy Danner, Marie Kreft, Carol Mayer, Kevin Lindstrand, Jim Heiland, Mike and Amanda Feterl, Todd Sandberg, Tony Voigt, Bob Suko, Jim Kreft, Dennis Van Moorlehem, Jackie Hazelwood, John Zaske, Justin Davis, Keith Herd, Kurt Menk, Lorie Weckwerth, Scott Sorenson, Tim Kloeckl, Vicki Pomplun, Janet Deno, Mary Keen, Liza Donabauer, and Annie Shotliff.   

Like us on Facebook@Arli-Dazzle  View Mike Feterl's 2016 Arli-Dazzle 90 sec. promo there. 


Bethlehem Express

2015 Photo Gallery