Event Calendar

S'more pits every Saturday!

Lights turn on every evening at dusk!

Light Your City! Kickoff

Second Street & Main Street
Friday, November 29th at 5pm-7pm
Lights turn on at dusk!

Join us downtown for the 2019 A "Lure" of Lights Kickoff Games!!! Enjoy Christmas-themed family fun games and the allure of main street. Please dress to be outdoors. 

*No cost for participation thanks to our gracious sponsors.

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

Second Street & Main Street
Saturday, November 30th from 12PM-3PM

Saturday, December 14th from 12PM-3PM

FREE Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides!

Take a ride in a beautiful horse drawn sleigh around downtown Hayward!

Thank you to Anglers Bar & Grill for sponsoring this event!

Ugly Sweater 5K Run/Walk

Second Street & Main Street
Saturday, December 7th 
10:00 AM Start

Show up in your favorite ugly Christmas sweater and participate in the 5k run/walk everybody has been talking about. Prizes for first, second and third place finishers. There will also be an award for "ugliest costume". 
Registration is $10 for adults. To register please 

Sponsored by:

Hot Chocolate Crawl

Participating Businesses on Main Street
Saturday, December 7th at 12:00PM-3:00 PM
Ballots available at all participating businesses

Visit downtown area businesses in search of Haywards tastiest Hot Chocolate. Each participating business will give you a sample of their finest blend in hopes you will give them a 5 snowflake rating! You are the judge in this family friendly coco competition. 

*No registration needed for crawlers
*No cost to crawl thanks to your local participating businesses.

If your business would like to participate in the Hot Chocolate Crawl and is located within 2 blocks of Main Street please fill out the form below.

Light Your Engines! Parade

Saturday, December 14th at 6:00 PM
Line-up: 5:00-5:45 near the Armory & Primary School.
Deadline to register is December 12th- SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE

Ladies and Gentlemen- LIGHT YOUR ENGINES! Join us on Main Street for a parade and lights spectacular you won't want to miss. Light your favorite vehicle, tractor, snowmobile, or ATV and join us in the fun! Rumor has it this is Santa's favorite parade of the year...
*No Cost to attend thanks to our generous sponsors.


Watch Last Years Parade

-ALL entries must have lights on them.
-An adult must accompany any driver under 16.
-Every entry must have a fire extinguisher.

Entry Fees:
$20 for individuals and businesses.
$10 for non-profit organizations.

Awards will be rewarded to:

-Best Lights
-Best Christmas Spirit
-Best Overall

Gingerbread Contest

The houses may to be turned into Hayward Mercantile Co. between Dec. 12th  and Dec 15th 2019.  Judging will be on Dec 21, 2019.


Gingerbread houses will be judged on the most creative house, yard, etc..  The platform size for the contest shall be no larger than 11”x17” (jellyroll pan size).

Categories include:  Adult, Business, and Kids under 16.  

All applicants must have use the form provided below to register.  Forms are available at Hayward Mercantile Co.  Please fill out and return to Hayward Mercantile Co. with your gingerbread house.

The houses will be on display at area businesses until noon on Dec. 24, 2019

Winners of the contest will be announced on Dec. 21, 2019 at Hayward Mercantile Co. There will be one prize for each category.

Shue's Pond Festivities

Saturday, December 21st from 12:00PM - 3:00PM

Join us at Shue's Pond for family fun!
Weather permitting (because we can't predict the weather, or snow accumulation)...MORE INFO TO COME!