Christmas On The River

Chester’s Annual Christmas on the River: Held the first weekend in December on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Activities planned throughout Chester. 

The weekend is officially kicked off with the grand illumination of the Community Christmas Tree.

Carriage Rides and Santa's Village light up the night on Friday!

Cole Memorial Park has drive thru light displays for everyone to enjoy.

There are  Craft and Vendor Sales with over 75 vendors.

We have a Lighted Parade.

As is this river city's tradition, Santa will arrive by barge on the Chester Riverfront on Saturday morning.

Evergreen Cemetery drive is lined with Signs of Remembrance of loved ones we have lost.

St. Mary's Catholic School P.T.O. hosts a Chicken and Dumpling Dinner and Holiday Home Tour.

St. John's Lutheran School P.T.L. hosts their Christmas Bizarre.

Many other activities throughout the weekend.

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Event Dates

12/4/2015 – 12/6/2015

Admission Fee (if any)


Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages.

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