Grand Opening Parade

Children's Lantern Parade

This morning parade is the start of the Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt festival at 10:00am on Friday, November 26.

  • Grand Marshall Bobbi Jensen

  • Christkind

  • Father Christmas

  • 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

A magical parade held in the evenings of Saturday November 27 & Friday, December 3 at 5PM where 1000+ children walk with lit lanterns.

  • Children carrying lanterns

  • Christkind

  • Father Christmas

  • Spirit Elves

  • Carolers

Children meet at the ball field behind the Biergarten.

Lanterns are available for purchase from German Specialty Imports