Saturday’s events include horse drawn carriage and Main Street Trolley rides, a craft show, the crowning of prince and princess, a petting zoo and pony rides, a chili cook-off, s’mores for kids, Christmas Karaoke, special entertainment at the Arts Center, a visit with Santa, a matinee at the Lake Theatre, strolling Dickens characters, a lighted parade, and fireworks over the frozen lake.
Clear Lake’s Christmas by the Lake has won several tourism awards for best holiday festival!
Saturday event schedule:
Holiday Bazaar & Vendor Market 9am-3pmClear Lake Middle School (1601 3rd Ave N)There will be donuts and coffee in the morning and a sloppy joe meal deal for $5 in the afternoon. Proceeds go to the 2022 Washington D.C. school trip.There will also be a bake sale and door prizes.
Storywalk® Around the Block & Take-Home CraftClear Lake Public LibraryThe Storywalk® will be posted December 3rd-5th, check back for details!
Crowning of Prince & Princess 11amClear Lake Bank & TrustRegistration for the Prince & Princess Contest coming soon
Family Matinee 11amLake TheatreFree matinee TBA, donations to the food bank will be accepted.
Simply Nourished Outdoor Christmas Market 11am-3pmN 3rd St (along City Park)
Pony Rides & Petting Zoo 11:30am-3:30pmCity Park
Free s’mores & Christmas Karaoke 1-4pm400 Block of Main Avenue
Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus 1-4pm & 6-7pmSanta’s House in City Park
FSB Warming House 1-4pmFarmers State BankEnjoy warm drinks & popcorn inside FSB (210 1st Ave N)
Santa’s Workshop 1:30-4pmLakeview Room in City ParkCrafts, magic show, and children’s entertainment.
Horse Drawn Sleigh & Carriage Rides 2-4:30pmBoarding locations: Wilcox Furniture and Ge-Jo’s
Strolling Dickens Characters 2-5pmMain Avenue & DowntownVictorian characters sing and mingle with the crowd.
Lighted Parade and Spectacular Fireworks Finale over the lake begin at 5:07pmParade begins at 8th & Main and will travel down Main Avenue and N Lakeview Drive.Fireworks display will begin after the parade.
Christmas with the Rollaz: Doors open at 7pm
Surf BallroomCatch the holiday spirit at the Surf with the Holy Rocka Rollaz! Hear all of your favorites with a rock n’ roll twist.Tickets are $17 advance, $22 at the door and can be purchased at surfballroom.com
The weekend of holiday fun also includes One Vision’s Festival of Trees.
Sunday event schedule:
Polar Bear Dip for Charity 12:30pmCity BeachStay tuned for registration details!
Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus 1-4pmSanta’s House in City Park