Parade of Lights

Date(s): Friday, November 29, 2013

Time: 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Contact: 605-338-4009,

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 29th, dazzling lighted holiday floats and music will flood historic Phillips Avenue from 14th Street to 5th Street. The 22nd Annual Parade of Lights presented by CenturyLink is the official start to the downtown holiday season!

For parking, consider trying a ramp for free after 5pm: Downtown Parking Info

An award ceremony will follow the parade at the Holiday Inn City Centre. There will be awards for floats in the following categories:

Best Use of Lights - This award is given to the float that shows the most ingenuity and engineering in light usage and special effects for visual appeal.

Best Workmanship - This award is given to the float that displays outstanding craftsmanship, neatness, attention to detail, overall design and usage of color and materials.

Spirit of Sioux Falls - This award is for the float exhibiting the most public appeal and charm, most creatively pleasing the crowd.

Mayor’s Choice - This award is given to the personal favorite of Sioux Falls Mayor.

Downtown Sioux Falls Award - This award is given to the favorite of DTSF board.

ADA parking is available in the Commerce Center at 8th & Phillips. This parking must be accessed before the 6:15pm street closure. ADA viewing is also available inside the Commerce Center.




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