Kick Off the Holiday Shopping Season in the Redwood Area!

Annual Christmas by Candlelight events planned for last Friday evening, were postponed due to blizzard conditions.  A number of these family-friendly events have been rescheduled for this Saturday, November 26.  “Christmas by Candlelight is known as the kick-off to the local holiday shopping season in the Redwood Area, and although our Minnesota weather got in the way, there are great reasons to shop local this Saturday in Downtown and all over the Redwood Area,” said Anne Johnson, Executive Director of Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism.

2016 Holiday Parade of Lights and Visit with Santa Event rescheduled to coordinate with Small Business Saturday
The following holiday events have been rescheduled for Saturday, November 26, Small Business Saturday ~

The Annual Holiday Parade of Lights will begin at 4:30pm, and travel down the streets of 2nd and Washington.
It’s not too late to sign up and participate in the Annual Parade of Lights – Registration forms available here!

The Business Showcase, featuring a “Visit with Santa” and the Audacia Study Club Bake Sale will run from 3-6pm in the building on the corner of 2nd and Washington.

The Boy Scout Chili Feed will be at Minnwest Bank from 12 noon – 2pm


Christmas by Candlelight is officially known as the “Annual Kick-off to the Holiday Shopping Season” in the Redwood Area and will take place Friday evening, November 18, 2016, and this year have activities and events ongoing from 4-8pm.With the holidays fast approaching, people start to do their Christmas Shopping early, so this November 18 kick-off is a good reminder for people to Think Local and Shop Local – for the holidays, but also 365 days a year!

We are also proud to bring back the 3rd Annual Holiday Parade of Lights, on 2nd and Washington Streets, also in Downtown Redwood Falls. Businesses, non-profits, organizations, and other groups or individuals are encouraged to participate in the Parade of Lights.

New this year — ” The Bremer Warming House ” – – where parade unite participants can warm up with hot chocolate and cookies before the parade at Bremer Bank. download-parade-form-here-image“The Holiday Parade of Lights, as part of the annual Christmas by Candlelight celebrations and kicked-off the holiday shopping season, is a great place for businesses and other organizations to promote themselves, encourage people to shop local, and show people what’s new in their business. It’s a fabulous advertising and a whole lot of fun!” Parade route map can be found HERE.

Special Savings and Events during Christmas by Candlelight, Friday, Nov. 18:


Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides


Santa Claus: 5-8pm
Santa Clause will be at the Business Showcase from 5-8pm with a breakt at 6pm for the Annual Holiday Parade of Lights. 


Special Shopping Savings

  • Blossom Town ~ Register to win a 6′ fresh Chrstimas Tree
  • JJ Jewelers ~ Gift Card giveaways, Refreshments, Door Prize (valued at $325!)
  • Kohls-Weelborg Ford
  • Larson’s Home Furnishings ~ Throws & Pillows Buy 1 get 1 1/2 off
  • Magic Water~ 9am – 5pm, Register to win a Kinetico Reverse Osmosis or a $200 Gift Certificate from River Valley Arms & Ammo and their 38th Anniversary Sale
  • NU-Telecom ~ 20% Off select retail and refreshements
  • Sward Kemp Drug ~ 20% Off  All gifts and home decor
  • Tersteeg’s
  • The Farmer’s Wife ~ 25% Off Jar Candles


The Business Showcase: 4-8pm
Added more space this year! Audacia Study Club is having another fabulous bake sale, Green Lighthouse Photography is taking photos with Santa Claus, and Women of Today is hosting a vendor Fair!  OH, and SANTA from 5-8pm with a break at 6pm for the Annual Holiday Parade of Lights. American Legion Auxiliary Unite 38 are hosting a card making station for Veterans and encouraging families to make cards while waiting for Sanata. 

candy-canesChase away the chills at the Bremer Warming House: 4-6pm
Serving hot chocolate and cookies  


Boy Scout Chili Feed: 5-7pm
Enjoy Homemade chili with the Boy Scouts at Minnwest Bank Downtown location


Redwood Area Hospital Hospice Tree of Lights Cermony: 6pm
Redwood Alliance Church in Downtown Redwood Falls. This year the Tree of Lights has 2,000 NEW LIGHTS and a bright star on top! 

Saturday, Nov. 19 Special Savings and Events continued..

candy-canes Factory Home Center ~ Fall Home Show: 10am – 4pm
View the NEW 2017 Models and features! 6 heated homes and others unheated! 

candy-canesSchult Homes Redwood Falls ~ 10am – 5pm
Annual Open House 

candy-canes Magic Water ~ Customer Appreciation & Open House: 9am – 3pm ~  Ron Schara & Raven Meet & Greet from 1-3pm. Register to win a Kinetico Reverse Osmosis or a $200 Gift Certificate from River Valley Arms & Ammo.

Sunday, Nov. 20 Sepcial Savings and Events continued..

candy-canesSward Kemp Drug: 1-5pm 
Annual Christmas Open House ~ 25% Off all gifts & home decor with refreshments & drawings

Imagine winning a $1,000 local shopping spree! The Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism is promoting their annual “Shop Local” Raffle. Tickets, which are $10 each, are available at the Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism office and Chamber Events.

Make sure to purchase your raffle tickets before they are all gone! ONLY 300 tickets available! Winner announced live on KLGR AM Radio on Tuesday, November 29 at 7:15a.m. Prizes totaling more than $2,000! Check out the amazing prize list here.

26TH ANNUAL CHAMBER GALA - February 18, 2023More information here!