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saturday, November 27

Chariton's annual Dazzle Fest will take place on Saturday, November 27th, 2021. This will be a fun-filled day to kick off the holiday season!


Enjoy Dazzle Fest favorites like live windows on the square, lighting of the Memorial/Honor Tree, the Miss Merry Christmas and Little Saint Nick Pageant, and a lighted holiday parade. New activities for 2021 include a Santa Sprint 5K run/walk, LIVE REINDEER, live music, and multiple selfie stations with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and other characters.

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Young Santa

Santa Sprint 5K Run/Walk

Bound like a reindeer at the Santa Sprint! Registration includes a beanie and local goodie bag!

Christmas Lights


Lighted Parade

Set phasers to *dazzle* for the lighted holiday parade! Entries are welcome, click below to sign up!

Girl in Red Coat

Miss Merry Christmas & Little Saint Nick Contest

The spirit of giving starts at a young age! Kids in 2nd-5th grade can sign up to participate.

Christmas Wreath

Take & Make Door Sign Kits

Choose from 3 sign designs! All supplies and step-by-step instructions to create your own door sign at home are included!

Shopping Bags

Small Business Saturday

Be sure to #ShopSmallChariton during Dazzle Fest and Small Business Saturday - all day on November 27!

Image by Hans-Jurgen Mager

Live Reindeer

on the Square

Meet and greet two of Santa's reindeer!

Christmas Cards

Craft & Art Fair

Shop local this holiday at the Small Business Saturday Craft & Art Fair which takes place at CB&Q Freight House!

Christmas Pine Tree

Memorial/Honor Tree

Honor and remember a loved and/or lost one with a personalized ornament to be hung on the Memorial/Honor Tree.

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Santa Paws: Pet Photos With Santa

Join the Chariton Dog Park Committee for a $10 pet photo session with Santa!

Be a Volunteer!

Reserve your spot on Santa's "nice list" and help make this year's Dazzle Fest truly shine! Submit your name and contact info and we will reach out with available (and much needed!) volunteer positions.

Thanks for submitting!