2017 Arli-Dazzle

The Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce proudly presents: 

9th ANNUAL ARLI-DAZZLE

Arli-Dazzle will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017, events planned all day with the parade starting at 5:30 pm (snow date Sunday, December 3rd).  Parade registrations can be submitted at: www.ArliDazzle.com, or by contacting Scott Sorenson at (507) 381-6113 or sbsorenson@hotmail.com. Deadline for parade registration is Friday, November 24, 2017. A wide variety of activities are planned throughout the day.  Listing of events and full details are available on the Arli-Dazzle Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arlidazzle.mn or Arli-Dazzle’s website at: www.ArliDazzle.com.


Arli-Dazzle Raffle:

Raffle Tickets are now on sale and available for $10 from any Chamber Member/Business and the City Office. An Arli-Dazzle Button is included with the Raffle Ticket, or can be purchased separately for $2. Raffle winners will be announced after the parade. Your local businesses & Arli-Dazzle appreciate your support!

Over 30 prizes with a retail value exceeding $6,000! Prizes include: 

  • GRAND PRIZE: $1,000 CASH
  • 2nd Prize: i9200 Generator donated by Haggenmiller Lumber ($825 value)
  • 3rd Prize: Thomes Bros $750 Shopping Spree
  • 4th & 5th Prize: $250 Gift Certificate to Jerry’s Home Quality Foods
  • 6th & 7th Prize: $250 in Arlington Dollars.

Arli-Dazzle Event Schedule:

9:00 am Breakfast Treats with Santa ($2.00 entry fee) at the Arlington Community Center, reservations are required by November 24th, contact the Arlington Public Library 964-2490.
9:00 am Quilt Show at the Arlington Public Library, open until 7:00 pm. The public can bring a quilt or quilted item to display anytime during the week of Thanksgiving through December 1st.

9:00 am Arlington Museum open house sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society open until 3:00 pm.

10:00 am Santa Day at the Arlington Community Center until 1:00 pm. Come meet Santa & Mrs. Claus!

11:30 am Bethlehem Express at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church runs until 2:30 pm.

*12:00 pm (NEW EVENT) Outdoor Christmas Market in the Methodist Church Parking Lot until 5:30 pm. This outdoor event will feature handmade/hand-crafted items from local vendors! If you are interested in selling your homemade/hand​ ​crafted​ ​items, please register at www.ArliDazzle.com. No​ ​direct​ ​sale​ ​businesses allowed. 

12:30 pm “Dash Through the Snow” 5K Run & Walk, on Main St., register online at www.ArliDazzle.com. Winter souvenir with every entry!

1:00 pm Pre-Parade Festivities start on Main Street.

  • Ice Sculpturists, “Sakatah Carvers” of Waterville, MN – Marvel at the festive ice sculpture these talented artists will create throughout the afternoon.
  • Fish Camp – Tour our lighted display of area Fish Houses and warm up around the one of a kind Bonfire.
  • Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides – Take in the magic of Arli-Dazzle while touring Main Street on a Sleigh Ride.
  • Vintage Snowmobile Show – Come check out an array of unique vintage snowmobiles.
  • Santa’s Reindeer – Have your photo taken with Santa’s Reindeer.

Food Vendors (start at 1:00 pm): Come hungry & dine from one of ourmain food vendors including: Tollefson Family Pork, Green Isle Lion’s, Sugar Stone Creations, Taqueria Del Buen Pastor & Knights of Columbus.

1:00-2:00 pm Live Broadcast of Sibley Talk– Featuring Bob Thomes & Matt Nelson in front of Thomes Bros, corner of 4th Ave SW & W. Main St.

2:00-5:00 pm  Professional Caroling Group “Decantus” – Traditionally Dressed Christmas Carolers spreading Holiday Joy.

2:00 pm Sled Dogs– interact with a real live sled dog team!

2:30 pm Old-time Snowball Baseball Game featuring the Arlington Greys vs. the Mankato Baltics at Frenzel Park, 607 West Baker Street.

4:00 pm Amazing Hoopsters– of Hutchinson, MN, will provide a lighted “Hooping” performance on Main Street.4:00 pm Schell’s Hobo Christmas Quartet– Listen to some Christmas classics from this one of a kind quartet.

5:30 pm Arli-Dazzle Parade on Main St.- goes from west to east, starting at Hwy. 5 moving east through downtown and continue all the way to Cty. Rd. 17.

If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring any of the Arli-Dazzle events or activities, please contact Lyle Rud at 507-995-9314 or mail your contribution to: Arli-Dazzle Parade, c/o Arlington Chamber of Commerce PO Box 543, Arlington MN 55307.  Your donations, large or small, are all welcomed in helping ensure our treasured event sustains for many years!

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