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St. Cloud Minnesota Downtown Council

1010 W. St. Germain Street,
Suite 250
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 257-8600

3-Day Winter Festival, December 9-11, 2016

Now a 3-day Capital One Winter Festival!

Become a Sponsor:  Sponsorship Packet & Commitment Form
Enter a Float:  Parade Entry Form & Guidelines Form
Register for the Gingerbread ContestForm
Empire Pub, Run, & Plunge, Friday, Dec. 9  Register

Winter Wonderland, Saturday, Dec. 10, 1pm - 4pm @ Lake George

Santa and Ms. Claus have taken time off from their busy schedule to join you and your family for a winter celebration at the Lake George Municipal Complex. Create arts and crafts, decorate a cookie, see the penguin exhibit, take a sleigh ride, and much more, but don’t forget your camera to capture special moments with Santa! The fee is $3.00 per child or $5.00 per family; bring an item for the food shelf to receive $1.00 off admission. For more information, visit or call (320) 257-5959.
Again this year, kids (and kids at heart) will be able to climb on and interact with firetrucks, police cars, garbage trucks and construction equipment. 

Capital One Winter Blast, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2pm - 5pm on 7th Avenue South
Want to sing and dance with the Teddy Bear Band?  Then join us for the festivities: fishing house, food vendors, games, caricatures and more.  AND, you can buy lighted novelty items to wave during the Parade!

Skywalker Parade, Saturday, Dec. 10 along West St. Germain Street @ 5pm

Join us for a glowing winter evening off the iconic W. St. Germain Street as illuminated holiday floats and festive music set the tone for the holiday season. Accompanied by ah-inspiring lights, timeless tunes, and creative parade floats, the event has become a must-see for visitors and residents alike. Make it an all-day affair.

People of ages enjoy a Jedi Tree Lighting immediately following the Parade (around 6pm) at the corner of 10th Avenue and W. St. Germain Street.  Sing along with the St. Cloud Symphony and Apollo High School Choir, and and the count down to the lighting of the tree.

Snow Softball Tournament, Dec. 11 at Whitney Senior Center, 10:00 am.  REGISTER


Gingerbread House Competition REGISTER HERE
Deadline:  November 23, 2016
Deadline:  November 28, 2016
Pub Run & Plunge  REGISTER HERE
Deadline:  December 5, 2016
Snow Softball Tournament  REGISTER HERE
Space limited