Truesdale's Community Christmas includes tree lighting and chili

By Jason Koch, Editor
Posted 11/28/23

The Truesdale, Missouri, Community Christmas Event will include a chili cookoff competition, parade, tree lighting, and more.

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Truesdale's Community Christmas includes tree lighting and chili


Truesdale will be celebrating Christmas with a community event Dec. 2.

Truesdale’s Community Christmas is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Mary Lou Center at 821 Market Street.

The event features a chili cook off, lighted Christmas parade, and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

The chili cook off is from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds benefit the police department’s Shop with a Cop program.

The event features five different awards. First, second, and third place overall will be recognized with prize money, including $250 for the overall winner. A trophy will be given to the winner of the people’s choice award, and a Christmas-themed prize will be awarded to the winner of the best decorated table competition.

The event also features free hot dogs, chips, hot cocoa, and cookies for those who attend.

A raffle for prizes including a 65-inch television and an XBox Series S game console is also included, with the drawing closing at the event at 7 p.m.

Belle, from “Beauty and the Beast,” Spiderman, and Elsa from “Frozen” will also make an appearance throughout the event.

For more information about the event or how to enter the chili cook off, call Truesdale City Hall at 636-456-3166.

About the author: Jason Koch is the editor of The Warren County Record, and covers local news and government for the newspaper. He has won multiple awards from both the Indiana and Illinois APME and from the Illinois Press Association. He can be reached at 636-456-6397 or at

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