Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade

Yesterday Downtown Fargo hosted the Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade.  This is our area’s grandest parade. This year’s theme was “Light up your holidays . . . downtown, baby!”

Great shot of people gathering before the parade by Downtown photographer Dan Francis.

Tri-College University Provost and ND Senator Tim Flakoll was the Grand Marshall.

The Honorary Ambassador Marshals were Ambassador Marshals: Tri-College University Mascots:
Concordia CollegeKernel
Minnesota State University MoorheadScorch & Torch
North Dakota State UniversityThundar

The float winners have been announced:
1st Place: Moore Engineering
2nd Place: Holiday Inn
3rd Place: Forum Communications
3rd Place: MATBUS

The 2012 Parade, coordinated by the Downtown Community Partnership, was made possible by:

Xcel Energy, City of Fargo, City of Moorhead, Dakota Fence, El Zagal Shrine, EVAC, Fargo Lions Club, Go Radio, The Title Company and Valley News Live.

Learn more about the parade, and other Shine into the Holidays events, here.