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December 2, 2017

The Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce proudly presents: 


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:, or by contacting Scott Sorenson at (507) 381-6113 or [email protected]. 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: or Arli-Dazzle’s website at:

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 No​ ​direct​ ​sale​ ​businesses allowed. 

12:30 pm “Dash Through the Snow” 5K Run & Walk, on Main St., register online at 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!


December 2, 2017
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