Christmas In La Crescent 2021

Santa's holly and jolly holiday ride!
Friday, December 10th - 6:00pm

Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be joining us for the tree lighting and then will be driven around our town on the La Crescent Fire truck! You can follow along on our Facebook page to see his route and catch a glimpse of Santa!
Follow the holly and jolly ride here

Santa's holly and jolly holiday ride!
Friday, December 10th - 6:00pm
Secret Santa
Gift Certificate Campaign
Through December 15th

Let the Chamber be your elves and help with this year's gift giving.


For the price of the gift certificate (available in $25 increments) plus a $5 per certificate fee, the Chamber will purchase gift certificates from the La Crescent businesses of your choice and send it to your recipient with a Christmas card. The certificate can be mailed anonymously or can include your name as the sender.

To purchase your gift certificates, download the Secret Santa Order Form and send the completed form with payment to the La Crescent Chamber. One recipient per form please. Thank you for support the La Crescent Chamber and our local businesses.

La Crescent Public Library
18th Annual Gift Basket Auction
Monday, December 6th - Saturday, December 11th

We are so excited to annouce that this year the La Crescent Public Library Gift Basket Silent Auction will be back this winter, live and in-person!. All items are donated by the community and all proceeds benefit the La Crescent Public Library

In 2020, the library will hold its 17th annual auction will be held online! The library will posts its basket on their Facebook page and bids will be accepted via email, phone, or Facebook message.

Bidding opens on December 5th and will run through December 12th at noon.

For more information, visit their website or at Facebook. You can also call the library at 895-4047.

Letters to Santa
Now - December 15th

Christmas is a special time of year for a child. A letter from Santa is a cherished memory. We understand that in this busy world, it may be difficult to find time to mail a letter to Santa. To help, the La Crescent Chamber of Commerce is offering a way for parents to submit their children's requests for a letter from Santa Claus. By giving Santa some additional information about your children, he can send a letter that specifically responds to the child's interest and hobbies.


Please note: Santa does not make promises for what presents a child will receive at Christmas. His elves work until Christmas Eve making presents so Santa may not know what present they will be receiving when he responds.

You can pick up your forms at the La Crescent Public Library or Quillin's. Completed forms can be returned to the mailbox in the vestibule of the Public Library. Parents can also click the link below to electronically request a letter from Santa.

La Crescent Christmas Tree
December 11th - December 31st
Corner of Main St. & Oak St.

Coming back for the 2nd year is the La Crescent Christmas Tree. Located in our downtown business district, this tree will be lit up through the holiday season.

Want to help decorate the tree? We are asking children of all ages to help us decorate by creating homemade ornaments for the tree. Let's show our holiday spirit but filling up the tree with ornaments from our community. Ornaments can be placed in the Santa Letters mailbox in the vestibule of the Public Library. Please have your ornament in the box by 3 PM on Friday so it can be hung for the tree lighting.