Hot chocolate and candy canes, Santa Claus, and a lighted parade. Let’s celebrate the holidays in St. James! Shop local this holiday season and enjoy great discounts from your favorite retailers during the Winter Carnival. There’s plenty of fun for all ages with a lighted parade, pictures with Santa, a free movie at the Princess Theater, Santa’s Gift shop for children to purchase Christmas gifts at a reasonable price, a Medallion Hunt, Christmas Light decoration contest and much more!

November 15 th- December 11th
Bookmark promotion – Chamber of Commerce (Click here for more information)

November 30th – December 11th
Medallion Hunt – Prize -$100.00 Chamber Bucks (Click here for more information)
Clue #1 – The upgrade of 2nd Avenue South looks great.
Clue #2 – The new Veterinarian has been a great addition to the downtown business area.
Clue #3 – Two new businesses in the 600 block of First Avenue since last year.
Clue #4 – The winter flower pots look just as good as last year.
Clue #5 – Isn’t it great that there will be activity in the downtown park after the parade!
Clue #6 – Do you know anyone on the mural at the Eyecare Center?
Clue #7 – Did you get your letter sent off to Santa asking for great gifts for Christmas?
Clue #8 – Will a mail carrier help you find me?
Clue #9 – Be careful if you cross the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks.
Clue #10 – Is the smell of bacon bits coming back to town?
Clue #11 – Would it not be nice if we were all able to hold hands in peace?
Clue #12 – Without jumping the fence you can see the Welcome Sign on the storage tank at Tony Downs.

November 30 – December 10th
Noon – 1:00pm -Encore -pianist playing Christmas music

Schedule of Events

Thursday – December 1
7:00pm- 9:00pm – Roundhouse (flyer) 
10:00am – 12:00pm – Wat. County/ St. James Library
Gingerbread House Contest (flyer)

Friday – December 2 
4:00pm – 6:00pm – St. James Liquor Store – Holiday Cocktail Tasting (flyer)

Saturday – December 3
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Roundhouse

Sunday – December 4
Noon – St. James Golf Course – Vikings Party (flyer)
4:00pm – 7:00pm – Firepit and Holiday Cocktails

Monday -December 5
5:00pm – 7:00pm – ECFE Holiday Open House – Armstrong School
1:00pm – 4:00pm – St. James Plaindealer Open House (flyer)

Wednesday -December 7
10:00am – 2:00pm – First National Bank Open House (flyer)
11:00am – 1:00pm – Presbyterian Church – Scotties Holiday Fair (flyer)
7:00pm – American Legion – Kris Kringle Bingo (flyer)

Thursday – December 8
7:00pm- 9:00pm – Roundhouse
5:00pm – 7:00pm – Pajama Party – Collage St. James, True Value, Encore (flyer)
Gem Den (flyer)

Friday – December 9
9:00am – 4:00pm – Pioneer Holiday Open House (flyer)
7:00pm – Eagles Club – Holiday Trivia and Meat Raffle (flyer)

 Saturday -December 10

8:00am – 10:30am – St. Lucia Festival -Augustana Church (flyer)
9:00am – 1:00pm – Vendor Show – American Legion (flyer)
10:00am – 12 noon – Elf Shop – American Legion (flyer)
10:00am –2:00pm – Bake Sale Union Pacific Employee Retiree’s – Comm. Bldg. (flyer)
11:30am – Storytime -“Polar Express” -Wat. County/St. James Library (flyer)
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Round House

225 Event Center (225 Armstrong Blvd. S.)
1:00pm – 6:00pm Open House – 225 Event CenterCome see our lower and main level restorations”
1:00pm – 4:00pm – Santa and Mrs. Claus (flyer)
1:00pm – 3:00pm – Elf Shop (flyer)
1:00pm – 4:00pm – Sertoma Bake Sale (flyer)
1:00pm – 4:00pm – Norma Kurtzweg – Accordion Music (flyer)
1:00pm – 3:00pm – St. James Police Dept.
3:00pm – 5:00pm – Kids Hay Rides – C & B Operations (flyer)
3:00pm – 4:00 pm – Sheriff’s Dept.- canine unit (flyer)

4:30pm – 7:00pm – Chili Feed – Fire department & Ambulance service – American Legion (flyer)

6:00pm – Lighted Parade (Entry Form)
     Following the parade in downtown park
(Enjoy the Carolers, bonfire, hot cider and hot chocolate)

Sunday- December 11th
10:30am – 1:00pm -Swedish Meatball fundraiser (flyer)
1:00pm Matinee – Princess Theater – “Polar Express” (flyer)
10:00am – 2:00pm – Snowshoeing – Meadowlark Prairie (flyer)

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