Christmas in Carlyle

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It’s that time of year again… Time to deck the halls, hang up the lights, decorate the tree…
It’s time to celebrate Christmas in Carlyle.
Join us as we celebrate the season with our favorite annual events.
The City Park is ready to shine bright, Santa is ready to listen to all the boys and girls Christmas wishes, the carolers are ready to sing and the houses are ready to be filled with Christmas cheer.  Bring the whole family out as we welcome our favorite time of the year.

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Christmas Lights

The City Park will light up at dusk on November 25th as our famous Christmas Lights start to shine bright.  The Christmas Lights will stay on in the Park for the entire Christmas Season until January 1st. Take a drive through the City Park to view the lights!
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Christmas Parade & Fireworks

Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s bringing the Christmas Parade with him on November 25th @ 6:30 pm.  The Parade will begin at 11th and Fairfax Streets, and will head east until reaching 5th Street, where the Parade will turn north on its way to the City Park.
Anyone interested in participating in the Parade should call Tess Jackson at 618-594-3666 or
Nancy Zieren at 618-594-3906 to register a spot. SONY DSC

After the Parade, the public is invited to join us at the City Park as we light up the sky with the Christmas Fireworks.

Santa Claus will be available for photos courtesy of Traditions Portrait & Design.

A Rain Date for the Parade & Fireworks is December 2nd.


Visit with Santa

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HO! HO! HO! Merry Christmas!!


Santa Claus is in town and he’s ready to Keep the Twinkle in Your Eye and the Spirit of Christmas in Your Heart.


Don’t miss your chance to visit with Santa!

*November 26th | 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Breakfast with Santa at Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery
More Details

*December 3rd | 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Santa will be at the City Park Pool House

*December 10th | 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Santa will be at the City Park Pool House

*December 13th | 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Santa will be at the City Park Pool House

*December 17th | 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Santa will be at the City Park Pool House


Christmas Bazaar

The Carlyle First United Methodist Church will host a Christmas Bazaar on December 3rd at 9 a.m.

There will be handmade Christmas crafts, homemade jellies, a quilt raffle, and lots of delicious holiday cookies for the Cookie Walk! You don’t want to miss out!!


Christmas Cantata

On December 11th at 7 p.m. voices from all over our community will fill St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the beautiful songs of the season.

Reception to follow in the Parish Center.


Journey to Bethlehem

On December 15th from 6:30 p.m. – ? join the preschool and latchkey children of the Messiah Lutheran preschool as they Journey to Bethlehem.

Journey to BethlehemThis year’s event is being held at the Wesselmann Farm south of Carlyle on 127 and will include a Live Nativity provided by the Rainbow Ranch, a reading of the Christmas Story, and yummy treats!


Christmas Program

Join the Clinton County Historical Society on December 17th starting at 7:30 p.m.  Christmas Program with music by the Messiah Lutheran Choir, museum tours, and refreshments. More details to come!

Due to limited space, please call Mary Essen at 594-7907 for reserved seating.


Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday
& a Happy New Year


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