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Holiday Events

Oskaloosa Main Street and Mahaska Chamber & Development Group will once again provide many family-friendly holiday events throughout the season.
Christmas Canvas logo
Thank you to Kris Atha and Musco Lighting for this year's parade logo!


2022 Holiday Events Guide


Turn on the Lights! - Saturday, November 19 - 5:30-8:00 PM
City Square Park - Downtown Oskaloosa

5:30 PM - Live music, cocoa, cookies, & visits with Santa and reindeer
6:00 PM - Painting with Lights turns on!
6:00-8:00 PM - Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
Free and open to the public.


Painting with Lights Raffle Drawing - Monday, November 28 - Noon
Have you purchased your tickets yet?  Tickets are available to purchase from the Chamber office, Mahaska Drug, and H&S Feed and Country Store in Oskaloosa. 
1 ticket for $10 or 5 tickets for $40.  Winners will be notified via phone call


Home Decorating Contest Judging - Monday, November 28 - 6:00 PM
Winners will be notified via phone call.
Pre-register your home by calling Lori Oaks at Hawkeye Real Estate or 641-660-7011 by noon on November 28.

Young Ambassador Ceremony - Monday, November 28 - 6:00-7:00 PM
Penn Central Mall, Center Court

Young Ambassadors Contest Entry Form - due by 3:00 PM on Friday, October 21, 2022


Window Decorating Contest Judging - November 30 & December 1 - 6:00 PM
Winners will be notified via phone call.
Pre-register your business window by completing this form and submit by November 9.  Late entries can call the Chamber office to learn about options, 641-672-2591.


Merry Little Downtown Christmas - Friday, December 2 - 5:30-7:30 PM
City Square Park - Downtown Oskaloosa
Santa and reindeer, horse-drawn wagon rides around the square, cocoa & cookies, music, & more.
Free and open to the public.


Pre-Parade Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides - Saturday, December 3 - 4:00-6:00 PM
City Square Park.


Lighted Christmas Parade - Saturday, December 3 - 7:00 PM
The 35th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade theme is "Christmas Canvas".

Lighted Christmas Parade Float 2021





2022 Lighted Christmas Parade Route Map: (some changes may occur)

2022 Parade Route Map


Parade Lineup 2022: (some changes may occur)

Parade Lineup List 2022





Parade Entry Form - due Wednesday, November 9, 2022


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