Cookies, Carols & Cocoa

Before the 2019 Christmas Parade of Lights, the Streets of Monticello Association (SOMA) will be providing cookies and cocoa to all attending.  They will also be leading the crowd in singing Christmas Carols.  While the snacks will be free, S.O.M.A., the Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Monticello will accept donations from the community to the Monticello Christmas Light Fund.

The goal of the Monticello Christmas Light Fund is to raise $50,000.00 to replace the citys' older Christmas Lights and expand the display.  The group wants to light up Illinois St. and the Washington Street Bridge.
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Christmas Parade of Lights - Dec. 7th

The Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce and the White County Visitors Bureau presents the annual Christmas Parade of Lights.  All are invited to join the holiday spirit and excitement of this wonderful evening event.

The event will be held on December 7th at 6pm.  The parade route will begin at the corner of Ohio Street and Third Street.  It will proceed east on Ohio Street to Main Street.  At Main the parade takes a turn to the north and travels through downtown Monticello and ends at the corner of Foster Street and Main.

This year's event will be hosted by Kevin Page, WMRS Sunny 107.7 Radio and will be joined by Butch Kramer, this year's winner of the George Armstrong Spencer award.

Prizes will be awarded to the top five entries, most creative, and the Judge's Pick.  As always, one entry will be awarded the Spectacular Sparkles Award for their use of lights.

This yearly event shouldn't be missed and we encourage all community members to line the streets and enjoy the lights, creativity, and the local arrival of Santa Claus!

  Christmas Parade Route Map

  image Interested in entering making your church, business, club, or organization a part of the parade, click to download the Christmas Parade of Lights entry.
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New ADA Compliant Sidewalks!

The City of Monticello continues to see progress as we move toward ADA Compliance.  Through the efforts of the Street Department (Frank Arthur, Supt.), Mayor's Houston's Office, and the ADA/Title VI Coordinator/Mayor-Elect Cathy Gross, over $1 million in INDOT Community Crossing Grant funding was received by the city. This funding has made possible the downtown sidewalk enhancements.  These improvements not only serve our friends with access needs, but also make our downtown a more livable space as families with strollers also benefit from these efforts.

Our downtown now enjoys more community events through our partnerships with S.O.M.A. and our other business alliances.  All of this is made possible through grant funding and local match success.

Monticello is moving forward together!
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December Parks Programs Announced!

  pdf Click to review the December Programs Schedule/Flyer

Updated on November 21st.

The Monticello City Parks Department announces the following December Programs. Please register for each class.  To register call Cindy Isom at 574-583-4525 or the Parks Department at 574-583-3983 or leave a message.  Most classes are free of charge, unless noted in the description.  If you have general questions, please call Cindy Isom at 574-583-4525.

Merry Christmas Crafts
Tuesday, December 3rd at 7pm - Meet at the Anheier Building in City Park. For Kids Pre-2nd Grade with Adult. Make Christmas Crafts and Food with your family.

December Walk in Altherr Nature Park
Wednesday, December 4th at 4:00pm meet at the Kiwanis Garden in the parking lot for a brisk walk with friends  Maybe we'll see snow!  Drawing for a free walking staff.

Wood Burned Tree Round Ornaments
Thursday, December 5th at 7pm at the Anheier Building in the City Park. For Adults.  Great beginning wood burning project.  Each project you complete will be $5.00.
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Suggest an Event on our New Calendar!

The City of Monticello is proud to present its new events calendar.  The calendar lists upcoming events on our main web page and a more comprehensive listing inside.  You will find:

  • City Events (Council and Board of Works Meetings)
  • Parks Events (Summer Programs)
  • Twin Lakes Area Events (The Spirit of Monticello Festival and more)

This listing is mobile-friendly and each calendar can be added to your smartphone or desktop calendar by clicking the "Subscribe" button and following the prompt.

The community is encouraged to suggest an community-based, public event for addition to the calendar.  Simply fill out the form and submit your event.

  Review the Events Calendar Listing here.
  Suggest an Event

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