Dtsf Signature Event
26 Nov

29th Annual 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!

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 City Centre.

Click here to download the official registration packet.

Nominate a young person of achievement who has played an active role in our community to participate in the 29th Annual Parade of Lights as our official Junior Grand Marshal! Click here to fill out the online form.

More details coming; so please check back!


Persons requiring special accommodation for participation in this event should call 605-338-4009 during regular business hours at least 48 hours prior to the event. Special needs will be accommodated whenever reasonably possible.

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