Shop Local for the Holidays

in the #RedwoodArea!

Sleigh Your Neighbors

Get ready for some friendly competition with our 1st annual community-wide holiday lighting contest, which will run from December 1 - December 23, 2020, and have multiple divisions, both commercial and residential, with Chamber Bucks for prizes!

House with Holiday Lights
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Kick off the holiday shopping season in the #RedwoodArea with Christmas by Candlelight, Friday, November 20th

Redwood Area Chamber and Tourism is once again committed to helping encourage holiday shoppers to keep their purchases local and support #RedwoodArea small businesses. In 2020, let’s make this Holiday Shopping Season in the Redwood Area better than any other by focusing on supporting the very same hometown businesses that support our community throughout the year, with their generous donations and sponsorships of our community events, youth activities and organizations, and wonderful amenities in the Redwood Area that we are known for and love.

Parade Of Lights

Redwood Valley High School
Main Parking Lot

7:00pm on Friday, November 20th

Spectators - Watch from your parking spot, in your car!

The 2020 Annual Holiday Parade of Lights IS ON, but will look a bit different this year. We have been advised to avoid crowd gathering activities and events, to meet covid regulations, and of course our community’s safety is important to us. Keeping schools and businesses open must be a concern of everyone with our case numbers being high, so we have reframed the traditional parade and are doing something different this year! The 2020 Holiday Parade of Lights will be held in the RVHS main parking lot, at 7:00pm on November 20. Spectators will stay in their cars in the parking spots and the parade participants will “travel the parade route” through the parking rows in the lot.

Watch on Facebook Live

If you can’t be there for the parade, tune in to Facebook LIVE on our Facebook Page, “Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism

Want to join in the parade?  Download and submit the registration form.

Holiday Parade of Lights

Christmas By Candlelight Events

Friday, November 20, 2020

Portrait of happy Santa Claus sitting at his room at home near Christmas tree and reading Christmas letter or wish list

Santa Clause Is Coming To Town

Stay Tuned for an announcement of when “Santa Claus is Coming to Town!”


Print and customize your “Letter to Santa” here: Santa Letter

Natavity Lights

Light of the World

St. John Lutheran School
34719 County Rd 24, Redwood Falls, MN 56283

St. John Lutheran School will be hosting a new event this year called, Light of the World, from 5:30-8:30pm, outside at their school. Come take a walk outside on the grounds of the school with your family and friends through the lighted trees while enjoying music and hot cocoa, and taking in a nativity scene. Children 5 and under receive a small gift. The night will be filled with joy and wonder as St. John’s encourages everyone to focus on the real reason we celebrate.

Bowl of Chili

Cub Scout Pack 42 Chili Feed

Friday, November 20, 2020
Serving 5pm to 8pm

Located at The Corner, downtown Redwood Falls across from Minnwest Bank.

Dine In and Take Out available

Freewill Donation is greatly appreciated. All proceeds will be used for Pack needs and operating cos

Hospice Tree of Lights

Hospice Tree of Lights

Friday, November 20, 2020
6:00 p.m.

Our Tree of Lights ceremony will be held virtually this year! Join us from the comfort of your home as we remember our loved ones this holiday season and light up the Tree of Lights.

Watch on Redwood Public Access Channel or on Facebook!

Blossom Town on Bridge Street in Redwood Falls will be having their Holiday Open House, November 16-21, 2020.  Stop in and receive 15% off winter gifts and décor, register to win a 6’ Fresh Tree, and enjoy refreshments. Open until 7pm on Friday the 20th. Drawings for gift certificates, Thanksgiving centerpiece, and tree topper container. Winners will be announced on Nov. 23rd.

The Carris Health Redwood 14th Annual Angel Ornament fundraiser is now available at Sward Kemp Snyder Drug in Redwood Falls through the holiday season or until sold out.  While you’re there, check out all the great holiday gifts and home decor.  The Willow Tree ornament, “Dance of Life” is available with a $20 donation to Carris Health Redwood – Redwood Hospice.

Shop Local Raffle

The annual Shop Local Raffle - and NEW in 2020! Shop Local for the Holidays in the #RedwoodArea Coupon Book:

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With the generous help from local business sponsors, we will be offering our “Shop Local Raffle” again this year, with a chance to win the top prize of a $500 Redwood Area Chamber Bucks shopping spree! AND new this year - when you purchase a Shop Local Raffle Ticket - you’ll receive a complimentary #ShopRedwoodArea coupon book full of hundreds of dollars of savings at local businesses just in time for holiday shopping!

Redwood Area Chamber and Tourism is once again committed to helping encourage holiday shoppers to keep their purchases local and support #RedwoodArea small businesses, so this year, we are creating #ShopRedwoodArea coupon books with specials and promotions that will begin November 20th and run through the holiday season. There is no cost for businesses to participate and place 1-3 coupons in the book, and Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism will take care of the design and production of the coupon book. Retail and service businesses can choose a discount or sale offer, and coupons can be for products, services, BOGO items, etc. As a participant your business will be included in all email, website, radio, and social media promotional materials. Call or email the Chamber with any questions.

So how do I get a Shop Local Raffle Ticket and the new #ShopRedwoodArea coupon book?

Shop Local Raffle tickets are $10 each and come with the bonus #ShopRedwoodArea coupon book. Get yours at the Chamber M-F 8:30am-4:30pm beginning November 19, and throughout the season, but also at special promotional holiday events. Raffle tickets and coupon books are also available from Chamber Board Members and Chamber Ambassadors.

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Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 28, 2020

Incentives throughout the day!

Stay tuned here and on Facebook for details.

Redwood Area Job Fair - Tuesday, October 26, 2021Details