Holiday Homecoming

Nov 24 - Nov 25

About the Event

Holiday Homecoming one of the Midwest’s most spectacular holiday events and is the official kick-off to the holiday season in St. Charles. This weekend-long event has been making holiday memories for area families for over seventeen years. The event features seasonal music, holiday movies, sleigh rides and lighted parade floats that light up Main Street between 6th Street and 4th Avenue. 


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Friday, November 24th: Lighting of the Lights on First Street Plaza takes place at 5:00pm, including carols and an appearance by Santa. Our very own Mayor Ray Rogina flips the switch to turn on the holiday lights all on 1st Street Plaza.


Saturday, November 25th:  Free Horse-drawn sleigh rides from 1-4pm, free showing of Elf at the Arcada Theatre at 10am (doors open at 9am), Santa’s house on 1st Street Plaza from 11-4pm, and the Electric Christmas Parade finishes the day at 5:30pm on Main Street between 6th Street and 4th Avenue.



All Holiday Homecoming events and activities are free of charge.


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