2021 Schedule coming soon!!

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New Activities not detailed below...

NOTE...The Carriage Rides have moved right beside the World's Largest Rocking Chair
TROLLY RIDES - In memory of Archie Gowin...His Trolley will take passengers back and fourth from the downtown area to the ARTISAN MARKET at Roosevelt Community Center. Trolley pick up location will be at the corner right beside the East Main Multi-Plex. 

Friday Dec. 6 - Schedule

This year's Event kicks off with a lighted parade @ 6 PM on Friday,

December 6, 2019

Santa arrives in Casey by Parade AND our parade grows longer each year!! Last year we had over 25 entries. This year to accommodate the length, (The parade will line up on the street that runs in front of the CW High School (East Edgar St.). The parade will travel south onto NE 4th St and turn west onto East Main St. From there it will travel through the downtown area, ending at SW 2nd St. 

(extending the parade route is pending city approval)

Please note the following:

For safety reasons, this is a "no candy" parade. 

Each entry in the parade MUST be lighted.

Parking areas in front of the shops on East and West Main will be blocked off @ 4pm prior to the parade.

Lighted Parade - 6 PM

"Twas The Night Before Christmas" story reading by Santa @ 7 PM

Santa will be reading "Twas The Night Before Christmas" from the World's Largest Mailbox to all of the children (young and old) gathered below. Santa will then be available for photo opportunities in the Candy Canes on Main Headquarters - located in the lobby of the 1890 Sleepover.

"Twas The Night Before Christmas" reading 7 PM
Starlight Shopping hours are from
6:30 to 9 PM at participating shops

Without the support of our local businesses, the Candy Canes on Main Event would not exist. This is your chance to show some "love" to these contributors. They are the back bone of this event!!


Starlight Shopping 6 - 9 PM

Merry Market Preview from

6:30 - 9 PM

@ the Roosevelt Community Center

The Merry Market will open for Preview with an admission fee of $2 per person form 6:30 to 9 pm on Friday evening. There will be live music, free Pepsi products, Hot Cocoa from The Traveling Mug, and treats from Wildflour Bakery...while supplies last. 

Our Artisan market is a place where creativity flourishes as all items must fall into 1 of 3 categories: handmade, re-purposed, or vintage. It is always a one of a kind experience. Take advantage of these early shopping hours!!

Merry Market Preview 6:30  to     9 PM

Lots of options for food will be available both Friday evening and ALL day Saturday.

We have local options as well as food truck options. 

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The famous Coca Cola Bear

will be set up in downtown Casey @ the corner of Main and SE First St.  He will be giving away free Coke and popcorn

on Friday evening from 6:30 to 8 PM.

More details to come on a possible movie showing. 


NEW this year...Our local Chamber Organization is sponsoring an official Tree Lighting @ 8:30 PM

Tree is donated by Danhke's

Christmas Pine Tree
Chamber Tree Lighting @ 8:30 PM
corner of Main and Central

Saturday, Dec. 7 - Schedule



Stop by Candy Canes on Main Information Center 
located in the lobby of Eighteen - Ninety Sleepover for a Smore pack and roasting stick.

Pancake Breakfast at the Firehouse

 @ serving starts @ 8:30 AM

(serving until 10:00 AM)

Traditional FIREMAN'S BREAKFAST -  FREE (however donations go directly to the Fire Dept.)

Santa arrives @ 9:00 AM!!

The Merry Market is OPEN from 9 to 4
@ Roosevelt Community Center

The Merry Market continues with free admission on Saturday. Enjoy shopping for one-of-a-kind products from 9 to 4 at Roosevelt Community Center. All of the artisans in the show were juried on their quality and display appearance. Support for the Market is direct support for the Candy Canes on Main Event. 


Shop Local from 9 to 4

in downtown Casey 

Be sure to visit these shops who are contributors to Candy Canes on Main. They are the backbone of this event!!


NEW this year...Carriage Rides!!!

Max Strate has agreed to join this year's event and offer Carriage rides for Candy Canes on Main. Rides will be available from 11 to 3. Max will be located at the corner by The World's Largest Rocking Chair Avenue. The fee to ride is $5 per person and the carriage can hold up to 6 per ride. 

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At 10:00 AM Saturday morning...the winner of the the Big Things Small Town Raffle will be lifted up onto the World's Largest Rocking Chair

Lego Contest Voting will be from 10 to 4
on Saturday - in the Lobby of Reflections Restaurant

Two entry levels:

10 and under

11 and older

Entries in the Christmas themed Lego Contest will be on display from 10 to 4 on Saturday. Each entry will collect votes through donations. The winning entry will be announced at 4:30 and receives a cash prize. 

For details about entering...visit the Information page. 

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Milk and Cookies with Santa from
2 to 4 PM
in the lobby of Reflections Restaurant

Get your picture with Santa and then enjoy Milk and Cookies with his elves.

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...Selfie Stations will be located all over the downtown area!!
Visit the map page for the locations
Be sure to share your photos with the hashtag...
Your photo may be selected to be used in next years advertisement opportunities!!
All Day Saturday Enjoy...
Not for Profit vendors
costume characters
and food trucks

It's the happiest time of year in Casey, Illinois