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Electric Christmas Parade

Saturday, November 25th

Main Street in Downtown St. Charles | 5:30pm

Come down to downtown St. Charles and see the beautifully decorated floats in the Electric Christmas Parade, sponsored by St. Charles Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram. Starting at 5:30pm, the Electric Christmas parade starts at 6th Street and travels down Main Street to conclude at 4th Avenue. There will also be live bands, and a special guest, Santa Claus! The three categories for this year's parade are: business, non-profit, and children. 

To make this parade even more magical, there will be 500 lighted elements handed out before the parade. Make sure you turn yours on during the parade, so that you may be as illuminated as the floats!

If you're in search of a great place to get a view of all the action on Main Street, there are local businesses in town having watch parties! To find more information on which businesses are hosting, as well as discovering more holiday sales and specials taking place, please click the button below.

Grand Marshal - St. Charles History Museum

The Grand Marshal for the 2023 Electric Christmas is the St. Charles History Museum! This notable community resource is home to both permanent and temporary exhibits highlighting information about how St. Charles came to be, and this year, they are celebrating their 90th anniversary! Please click the button below to find more information on the St. Charles History Museum.

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  • Which shops are participating?
    This year, there are 19 shops participating in the STC Holiday Shop Crawl. The participating businesses are as follows: Boutique Baby Campbell Creations Circa Vintage Gallery Curious Fox Gift Shop Dick Pond Athletics Double Take Consignment Hoarders Trading Post House of Charlemagne Industrial Treasures Jeans and a Cute Top Shop Magnolia Soap & Bath Co. MION Artisan Soap Mr. Marco's Jewelers Rocket Fizz SG Too The Diamondaire The Pep Line Townhouse Books Trend + Relic
  • What are the dates and times of the STC Holiday Shop Crawl
    The STC Holiday Shop Crawl will be taking place on Saturday, November 25th and Sunday, November 26th. Regarding the time, the STC Holiday Shop Crawl will run while the stores are open. Participating shops do have varying times/dates they are open for business. Please check with the business before visiting.
  • How Do I Enter to Win the Giveaway?
    In order to win the giveaway, shoppers must download the Travel St. Charles App (download HERE), and make an account. Once you have a created an account, you will be able to locate the STC Holiday Shop Crawl Challenge under the "Challenges" tab. Following your purchase at a participating shop during the STC Holiday Shop Crawl, you will select the shop that you are at under that "Challenge" on the app. You will then be presented with a QR code by the checkout that you will need to scan by using the app. You will get an entry at every shop you make a purchase at. You will only be able to get one entry per store per day, so make your purchase count! The more you stores you shop at, the more chances you have to win!
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