Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt Parades


Friday Grand Opening Parade

This morning parade is the start of the Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt festival at 10:00am on Friday, November 29.

  • Grand Marshall Bobbi Jensen

  • Christkind

  • Father Christmas

  • Carver County Mounted Patrol

  • Antique Fire Truck

  • Town Crier

  • Minnetonka Madrigal Singers

  • Excelsior Person of the Year 2019

  • Past Excelsior Persons of the Year

  • German Spielmanszug Royal Court

  • Local Queen

  • Excelsior Trolley Conductors

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Saturday St. Martin’s Children’s Lantern Parade

A magical parade held in the evening at 5:00pm where 1000+ children walk with lit lanterns.

  • Children carrying lanterns*

  • Alaskan Reindeer in lights

  • Christkind

  • Father Christmas

  • Spirit Elves

  • Carolers

  • Drum Corp

*Your children can be in the parade! You can buy lanterns at the German Specialty Imports booth inside the market. Children should gather in front of Dunn Bros. on Water Street to be in the parade.