Dtsf Signature Event
26 Nov

29th Annual Parade of Lights


THIS EVENT HAS PASSED. However if you want to watch the video of the parade, go to the following link: WATCH: 2021 Sioux Falls Parade of Lights

Join us for the 29th Annual Parade of Lights, as we light up the city and welcome in the 2021 Holiday Season!

The Parade of Lights has become a family tradition, attracting thousands who have reveled in the coming joy of the season. We invite you to be part of the 29th year of this growing holiday tradition!

The parade begins at 7:30pm, as holiday floats with festive decorations and plenty of lights will line the streets of historic downtown for the public to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays!

There will once again be an official parade theme! This year it’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” in celebration of the Washington Pavilion’s tree lighting ceremony to help kick off the festivities!

Let your creativity shine while showcasing and featuring a decorated tree somewhere on your float. While it’s not mandatory to stick with the theme, we highly encourage participation!

There will be awards given out in six categories at an after party following the parade at the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls City Centre:

  • First Bank & Trust Hometown Pride Award
  • Best Use of Lights
  • Spirit of Sioux Falls
  • Mayor’s Choice
  • Downtown Sioux Falls Award
  • Best Workmanship

Parade registration has closed. 

Keloland will be livestreaming the Parade of Lights! Go to the following link to watch: https://www.keloland.com/holiday-central/parade-of-lights


DTSF will provide accessible or designated parking for people with special needs. Please call 605-338-4009 at least 48 hours prior to the event.

Thank You to Our Parade of Lights Sponsors:

First Bank & TrustEvent Sponsor

CarSwapBleacher Sponsor

Central PaymentsBleacher Sponsor

Cresten PropertiesBleacher Sponsor

Falls FintechBleacher Sponsor

LauriebellesBleacher Sponsor

Xcel EnergyBleacher Sponsor