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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • Parade of Lights on Dec. 5 to kick off holiday season events in Montevideo

  • The Montevideo Area Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Parade of Lights will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. The route will begin on main street at the Chamber office, 321 South First Street, travel along main street until Canton Avenue, and turn west, before turning again onto Parkway Drive in front of Smith Park, and traveling down that road.
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  • The Montevideo Area Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Parade of Lights will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. The route will begin on main street at the Chamber office, 321 South First Street, travel along main street until Canton Avenue, and turn west, before turning again onto Parkway Drive in front of Smith Park, and traveling down that road.
    Anyone interested in participating in the parade should turn in an entry form by noon on Dec. 5.
    Several events will follow the parade, starting with the lighting ceremony in Smith Park. The Montevideo Lions Club will have their lighted reindeer in the park, along with lighted train cars and other displays.
    Santa will be heading over to the Hollywood on Main to meet kids and hear about their Christmas wishes. In the lobby, CARES will be hosting their annual bake sale.
    The next day, Friday, the Hollywood on Main will host the Holiday Hits Revue at 7 p.m. The show will feature local musical talent for the Christmas season.
    On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Icelandic Christmas in the Village will be held at the Historic Chippewa City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Coinciding with the holidays, the Montevideo Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual Shop Montevideo, Win Big drawings, hosted by the Co-op Credit Union, KleinBank, Minnwest Bank, the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Economic Development Auth­ority.
    Starting on Nov. 28, customers of Montevideo businesses can bring their receipts to the Chamber office and enter into drawings to be held on Dec. 6, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20, for a chance at $100. There will be three winners each week.
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