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November 29th - 30th, 2024

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St. Charles Holiday Homecoming is one of the Midwest's most spectacular holiday events. Come to the most magical celebration to kick off your holiday season with the Lighting of the Lights Ceremony on the Friday after Thanksgiving and the Electric Christmas Parade, a Holiday movie, and other themed holiday activities on Saturday. 

Friday, November 29th

Lighting of the Lights Ceremony

5:00pm

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Come celebrate the Lighting of the Lights Ceremony while kicking off the holiday season with the community! Even Santa will be there to meet and take pictures with everyone after the event!

Saturday, November 30th

STC Shop Crawl

All Day

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Stop by and support some of the many fantastic local businesses during the STC Shop Crawl. Many will offer specials, promotions, and events throughout the event.

Free Holiday Movie

10:00am

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Free screening of a Home Alone at The Arcada Theatre. Doors open at 9am in order for you to grab a seat and get some snacks from the lobby. The movie will begin at 10am.

Electric Christmas Parade

5:30pm

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Prepare to be in awe! Starting at 5:30pm, the Electric Christmas Parade starts at 6th Street and travels down Main Street to conclude at 4th Avenue. The parade will feature bands, parade floats, and a special guest, Santa Claus!

Sunday, December 1st

STC Shop Crawl

All Day

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Stop by and support some of the many local businesses during the STC Shop Crawl. Many will offer specials, promotions, and events throughout the event.

Throughout the Holiday Season

Holiday Photo Opportunities

All Day

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Brighten up your holiday season at our lighted photo opportunities! The installations will be up all holiday season at the Municipal Building, so make sure to snap a photo for your family Christmas card! Be sure to tag @stcalliance and @travelstcharles!

Santa's House

1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Santa's House will be open for visitors every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-4pm from November 25th - December 23rd. Youngsters can drop off their letters, share their holiday gift wish list and take pictures with the North Pole's most popular resident, the one and only Santa Claus!

Thank You to the 2023 Holiday Homecoming Sponsors!

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