Scott Sorenson, Parade Staging Director, is in need of assistance. To help him in 2017, call 507-964-5817.


9:00 am Breakfast with Santa @ Arlington Community Center (reservations needed & a fee charged)

10:00 am Santa Day at the same location

1:00 pm Pre-Parade Festivities start on Main St. and 2nd Ave. NW

5:30 pm Arli-Dazzle Parade heading east on Main St.


  • Parade features over 100 lighted walking, marching, equestrian, and vehicular units
  • Santa Day at the Arlington Community Center with many activities for children and families 
  • Fish Camp - lots of lighted fish houses and an evening bonfire with s'mores in the City parking lot 
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides through the streets of Arlington prior to the parade
  • Snowball Baseball Game featuring the Arlington Greys vs. the Mankato Baltics at Frenzel Park
  • Santa's Reindeer appear on Main St. prior to the parade
  • Bethlehem Express at St. Paul Lutheran Church from 12:00 - 3:30 pm (see photo set below)
  • Interactive Sled Dogs from Hastings, MN, on Main St. prior to the parade
  • Hutchinson, MN's, own Amazing Hoopsters perform on Main St. prior to, and during, the parade
  • Quilt Show at the Arlington Public Library on Main St. from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm.
  • Music on Main St.: Schell's Hobo Christmas Quartet, Caroling Group "Decantus," Sibley East Carolers, KNUJ 
  • Many food vendors selling treats along the entire parade route and throughout downtown
  • Vintage snowmobile display returns
  • Ice Sculpturists "Sakatah Carvers" from Waterville, MN, come back for an expanded performance  
  • Arlington Museum Open House in the old Fire Hall on Main St. until 1:00 PM
  • And more....
  • Notes: The parade goes from west to east from Hwy. 5 through downtown and the adjacent east-side area to County Rd. 17; a new 2017 Arli-Dazzle Raffle and Button promotion will be in effect  

How to register a Parade Unit:

How to register for the Dash Through the Snow 5K:

2017 Arli-Dazzle Planning Committee Members

Co-Chairs: Derek Hahn, Immediate Past Chamber President, and Leah Prahl, Chamber President

Lyle Rud, Mike Stumm, Kathy Homme, Terry Klages, Don Burgess, Marie Kreft, Kevin Lindstrand, Jim Heiland, Mike and Amanda Feterl, Todd Sandberg, Bob Suko, Jim Kreft, Dennis Van Moorlehem, Jackie Hazelwood, John Zaske, Justin Davis, Keith Herd, Kurt Menk, Lorie Weckwerth, Mona Polzin, Scott Sorenson, Peter Tuma, Tim Kloeckl, Vicki Pomplun, Mary Keen, Linda Welch, Lori Solomonson, Matt Nelson, Liza Donabauer, Kirby Weckworth, and Annie Shotliff.   

Like us on Facebook@Arli-Dazzle  View Mike Feterl's 2016 Arli-Dazzle 90 sec. promo there. 


Bethlehem Express

2016 Photo Gallery

Click on a photo to start the sequence.