Christmas Celebration

spreading Christmas joy throughout Russell

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Christmas, already? That’s right! For everyone who has been anxiously waiting, we are pleased to announce this year’s theme is Christmas in Candyland. Our Christmas celebration will begin with the annual Lighted Christmas Parade on November 26th. Then on December 8th the celebration will continue with the annual Weihnachtsfest. We were overly pleased with the support last year and with your help this year we can continue the tradition of spreading Christmas cheer throughout Russell.

The Lighted Christmas Parade is a big tradition of Russell that brings many people to Downtown Russell. This year we are really hoping to reach out to more individuals and have a great turnout for the community this year! Civic organizations, businesses, individuals, anyone can enter into the parade – and it’s FREE!!

In addition to The Lighted Christmas Parade, Weihnachtsfest is shaping up to be a fun festive event for everyone. On December 8th there will be food and craft vendors, Santa’s Workshop, the famous Santa Giveaway, extended store hours for holiday shopping, and the Retail Christmas Promotion. We are adding 12 days of Christmas Promotion this year, everyday starting on November 26th our sponsors will have an opportunity to host a special for community members to take advantage of. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Russell during the holidays.

Coming to Russell this Christmas

November 26th at 7:15 pm

Lighted Christmas Parade

November 26th at 7:15 pm
Register by November 18th

Lighted Christmas Parade Registration

Register by November 18th
December 8th from 4 to 7 pm


December 8th from 4 to 7 pm
Register by December 1st

Weihnachtsfest Vendor

Register by December 1st
December 1st

Santa's Workshop

December 1st & 8th 5 to 7 pm
Starting November 25th

12 Days of Christmas Promotion

Starting November 25th
Starting November 14th

Christmas Retail Promotion

Starting November 14th
$5 to enter - drawing night of Weihnachtsfest

Christmas Santa Drawing

$5 to enter – drawing night of Weihnachtsfest

Get your Weihnachtsfest buttons @

Woelk’s House of Diamonds
Lana’s Flower Co.
Myers Furniture
A Full House
Off the Vine
Santa Drawing Buttons

Christmas Button Winners

Santa Drawing Buttons

Weihnachtsfest Vendors

December 8th 4 – 7 pm
Christmas Celebration

Vendors on Main

PEO Cookies at Farmer’s Insurance
Mary Kay by Sedona Kolbeck
Bierocks by St. John Lutheran Church at Woelk’s
Chili, pie, cookies, and Plexus by Marie Klee at Myers North
Toffee by Katherine Krauss at Woelk’s
Bierocks, soups, cinnamon rolls by Expendables MC at OPI
Green Bean Dumpling & baked items by Barb Langhofer at The Dream
Funnel cakes, coffee, hot chocolate by Knights of Columbus at Cecil Bricker Park
Bierocks, Ham & Cheese pockets, kolachies, etc by Cassandra Dinkel & Donna Weigel at Myers South
Free hot chocolate by Angels Care Home Health at Sunflower Design Co.
Soup & twisted chicken sandwiches by Natalie Yarmer at A Full House
Soup by Rotary Interact at 804 N. Main
Chili & peanut butter twists by Elks Pool Revitalization at Closet Boutique (Come support your local elks lodge on the pool revitalization project. Enjoy chili or chili nachos & take home some delicious peanut butter twists for the holiday season!)
Chili & Green Bean Dumpling  & baked goods by Russell Area Chamber of Commerce at 804 N. Main
Bierocks by the Olive Branch Chapel at Cecil Bricker Park
Free Hot Chocolate by Post Rock Family Services at Waudby’s
Thrill’s Kettle Corn at Cecil Bricker Park
Recycled Items by Remember This and a Fairport Knight at Myers South




Event Sponsors

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Would you like to sponsor this event? Check out the sponsorship levels!

North Pole Sponsor

Nancy Holland

Santa’s Sleigh Sponsor

Southwind Bank

Santa’s Elves Sponsor

Advantage Realty
Edward Jones – Brad Wagner
Klema Apple Market
Mitch & Amy Driscoll
Russell County Sheriff Drug Fund
Russell Economic Development & CVB
The Closet Boutique

Snowflake Sponsor

A Full House
Agrilead, Inc.
Dr. Paul M. Lampert
Gregwire Drug Store
John O. Farmer
Lana’s Flower Company
Meridy’s Restaurant
Midwest Family Health
Off the Vine
Office Products, Inc.
Russell Ready Mix
Security 1st Title
The Dream Theater
Woelk’s House of Diamonds, Espresso Etc, and the Kitchen Vault

Santa’s Workshop Sponsor

Advantage Realty
Mike & Kathy McAdoo
Myers Furniture
The Closet Boutique