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Holiday Homecoming 2014 at a glance

Get a glimpse at the Lighting of the Lights video here!
Check out a video of the Electric Christmas Parade here!

Lighting of the Lights on the 1st Street Plaza

Experience the wonder of the season as Mayor Rogina illuminates the city and officially kicks-off the holidays in St. Charles.  There will be a special performance by the St. Charles East and North High Schools’ Chorales, as well as an appearance by Santa.  Be there as Santa opens his house for the first time this season.



Swan's Christmas Trees Lot

Small Business Saturday

FREE Holiday Movies at the Arcada Theatre

Free Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides on First St. Plaza 


Visit with Santa on the 1st Street Plaza


Electric Christmas Parade

Click here to see part of last years parade!


Once the weekend festivities are over, there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the holidays in Downtown St. Charles:

Our unique shops, from Century Corners to First Street, are the perfect place to find that special, one-of-a-kind gift.  With personalized service and convenient, free parking, it’s easy to check things off your list.

Let us do the cooking!  Whether you’ve had a long day of shopping or are planning a special holiday get-together, Downtown St. Charles is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

It’s easy to enjoy great entertainment.  Our theatres offer quality entertainment close to home with ample free parking.  It doesn’t get easier than that.

If you are looking to come Downtown St. Charles outside of these times, check out our Downtown Business Directory for places to go. For special savings from Downtown St. Charles merchants and restaurants, click here and start enjoying the holidays today!