The New Melle Chamber of Commerce, New Melle Sports and Rec, and New Melle 411 are joining together to host the New Melle Country Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Lights Parade on Saturday, November 27, 2021.
Grounds open at 3 p.m. with kids activities. Santa will arrive by firetruck at 4 p.m. and be available for pictures until the tree lighting at 6 p.m. The parade will follow the tree lighting. Activities include letters to Santa, a magician, a juggler, games, face painting, a balloon artist, photo booth, food, drinks, s'mores and more.
Please bring a new Teddy Bear for a hospitalized child at Christmas in honor of Trevor Joerling. There will also be a food pantry collection.
2nd Annual New Melle Holiday Lights Parade: The parade (decorated UTVs, side by sides, tractors, wagons & trucks, etc.) will line up at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (not before 5:30 p.m. please because of church services,) then proceed past New Melle Sports and Rec, loop through Nicole Park, return to Route Z, go down Sycamore Creek Drive and back, then down Fiddle Creek Ridge Road and back, then back to the church. New Melle residents who live along the route are asked to please have your outdoor Christmas decorations up and ready to light by 6:30 p.m. that evening as New Melle kicks off the holiday season.