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The Christmas Stroll is Back!


Kick off the Christmas season Friday, November 28 in Sidney with the “Polar Express” Christmas Stroll and Parade of Lights.

The popular Christmas stroll starts at 4 pm. East Main Street will be blocked off and filled with vendors offering everything from hot chocolate to chili. A variety of entertainment will be offered for your enjoyment, and of course, the Sidney merchants will be offering Black Friday specials until 7 pm.

The Village Square Mall will be the scene of lots of action with a gift wrapping station manned by the Boys and Girls Club of Richland County, cookie decorating for the kids, Toys for Tots drop off and more.

Take home a piece of movie history! Purchase a raffle ticket to win The Polar Express train. Tickets are available now for only $5 each or 5 for $20 at Ribbon & Rail, the Sidney Chamber office, J’z Fashions and Coffee Boutique, Party Central, Johnson Hardware and Furniture and Shootin’ Blanks. The Polar Express will be on display all afternoon at Shootin’ Blanks, with the drawing at 6 pm. You must be present at 6pm to win.

The classic “Polar Express” movie will be shown free to children 12 and under at the Elks Lodge. Popcorn is being provided by The Popcorn Factory, and the Boys and Girls Club of Richland County will chaperone. There is a limit of 50 children, so come early.

Spice up your afternoon by sampling the entries in the chili cook off from 4-6 pm at the Elks Lodge. Have a great chili recipe? Enter the contest by calling the Sidney Chamber office. Area “gourmands” will be judging and prizes will be awarded.

Finish off the evening with the spectacular Parade of Lights at 7pm on Central Avenue followed by Santa Claus and treats at Reese and Ray’s IGA.

Vendors, entertainers, cooks, volunteers and parade entries are encouraged to contact the Sidney Chamber of Commerce at 406-433-1916 or


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