Grand Opening Parade

2023 St. Martin’s Childrens Lantern Parade

This morning parade is the start of the Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt festival at 10:00am on Friday, November 24 (begins corner Water & Lake).

  • Christkind, Leading parade

  • Father Christmas,

  • Christmas Elves,

  • Grand Marshall; Miss Minnesota 2023 Angelina

  • Town Crier (Daryl Leipold),

  • Christmas Fairies,

  • Minnetonka High School Choir,

  • German Spielmannszug Royal Court,

  • Spiderman, Captain America, Belle, Anna, Elsa,
    Ariel, and Mirabel.

  • Excelsior Trolley Conductors,

  • Ms. United States Congeniality 2023 Shoshana

A children’s parade led by Pixie, the magnificent mini horse.  Bring your kiddos along and join Pixie and friends in this magical Bavarian holiday tradition! Sat. at 4:30 – Nov 25 – (begins at corner of Water & Lake St.)

  • Christkind leading the parade alongside Pixie
  • Miss Minnesota 2023 Angelina Amerigo
  • Father Christmas and Christmas Elves
  • Live Reindeer
  • Frozen Princesses
  • Minnetonka High School Choir
  • 2023 Ms. United States Congeniality International Shoshana
  • Christmas Fairies
  • Rapunzel