Parade of Lights

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Name: Parade of Lights
Date: November 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST
Trip Builder: View Trip
Event Description:
30th Annual Parade of Lights

Parade of Lights - November 23

Annually on the Friday evening after Thanksgiving, New Ulm welcomes Santa to town with a Parade of Lights.  The 30th Annual Parade of Lights will be held on Friday, November 23rd, 2018 at 6pm.  Over 60 units, all decked out with thousands of twinkling lights, makes its way through our Historic Downtown.  Children of all ages will delight in this parade!  This is a great time to check out our shops and restaurants before and after the parade.  Head to City Hall after the parade for the Official Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.  Mayor Bob Beussman will lead the ceremony with some help from the New Ulm Royalty and Santa himself! Gather your family and friends and get in the Christmas Spirit at this annual event!

Note: Hy-Vee will be collecting items for the Food Shelf during the parade

There are many family-friendly events being planned in collaboration with Parade of Lights!  Here is the list, but check back often as this list will be updated.  More details on these can be found at

Friday, November 23rd
8am-10pm - Free Park Friday - visit Flandrau State Park (or any MN State Park) for free!
9am-5:30pm - A to Zinnia: Christmas Tree Open House
10am-8pm - Holiday Open House at Brown County Historical Society (free admission all day; cider, cookies, and music from 4-8pm)
Chili-to-go from Lamplighter Family Sports Bar
4-9pm - Black Friday Release Party at The Starkeller Brewery
5:30pm-9pm Fire & Fun in parking lot next to Anytime Fitness
Extended store hours at various downtown shops
Multiple dining options downtown and throughout town
6pm - 30th Annual New Ulm Parade of Lights
7pm - Official Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall
7:10pm - New Ulm Steel vs. Willmar WarHawks Hockey Game (discount tickets available in advance at the New Ulm Chamber Office)
7:30pm-11pm - Dain & Friends at MonaLena Kitchen + Bar
7:30pm-10:30pm - Open Mic Night at The Grand

Saturday, November 24th
Small Business Saturday! Click here for details.

Parade route, Minnesota Street from 4th South to 4th North through Historic Downtown New Ulm.
Note: There is no parking on Minnesota Street from 1st S to 4th N. This is for safety reasons as well as for guest experience.
Date/Time Information:
November 23, 6:00 PM
Contact Information:
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