The 4th Annual Light up the Holidays Activities are Going Virtual or Drive-In Style

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Light Up the Holidays is an annual tree lighting celebration held at Allison Park on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. The celebration will look a little different than in previous years to keep everyone healthy and safe and align with the recent change in state guidelines.

At 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 28, Mrs. Claus will be reading a story to all of the children in our community virtually. Visit Light Up the Holidays page on Facebook to view. Sledding that was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. is being replaced with a tour of lights parade through the streets of Warroad. Decorate your car and tour the lights around town. Make sure to check out the Northborn animals at Allison park and the businesses participating in the Light Up Your Holiday Storefront contest. Watch our Facebook page for more details. At 5:00 pm, the trees at Allison Park will be lit up in a short ceremony. Community members are invited to drive up and listen in via FM transmitter through their car radio. A LIVE feed will be streamed on the Light Up the Holidays page on Facebook for those who wish to remain in the comfort of their own homes. Due to the 10-person maximum permitted at outdoor events, we cannot accommodate any attendees outside of their vehicles.

After the trees have been lit and the carols have been sung, attendees can drive through the Warroad Community Church parking lot to pick up a special treat courtesy of Doug’s Supermarket and wave at Santa! Signs will be posted on the East side of Allison Park and will guide you to the entrance.

And, DON’T FORGET about the Shop ‘til You Drop Giveaway happening now until the Light Up the Holidays event. Community members are encouraged to stop by participating businesses, check out all they have to offer, and enter for their chance to win up to $200 in Chamber Bucks. No purchase is necessary to enter the giveaway. Businesses can also participate in the LIGHT Up Your Holiday Storefront Contest by illuminating their storefronts with lights and holiday decorations. Photos of all the participating business storefronts will be posted to an album on the Light Up the Holidays Facebook page and community members will vote on their favorites with the winner announced at the event. If your business is not already signed up to participate in either subevent and would like more information, please contact warroadcommunitypartners@gmail.com

Light Up the Holidays is a collective effort between Warroad Community Partners, Warroad Area Women of Today, and the Warroad Chamber of Commerce.

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