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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking entries for the 2013 Santa’s Grand Parade of Lights, set to take place Monday, Dec. 2 in downtown Detroit Lakes.

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Showcase your business or organization by creating a lighted float for this year’s parade.

Parade entry is free and open to all businesses and organizations, but the sign-up deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 20.

The schedule of events is as follows:

  • Parade Pre-party and downtown shopping: Starting at 5 p.m., there will be fire pits, holiday treats and outdoor music all in the middle of downtown.
  • Tree Lighting: The American Cancer Society will be lighting the large evergreen on the lawn of the DL Library at 5:15 p.m.
  • Parade line up: Entrants will be assigned a location for lineup in the Holy Rosary and Zion Lutheran Church parking lots. You should be in places and ready for step-off at 5:30 p.m. The Parade will travel east on Frazee Street, one block to Washington Avenue, then two blocks north. This route allows for a slower pace and hopefully, more people to walk  the route, even if the weather is not ideal.
  • After the Parade: there will be an opportunity for Photos & Wishes with Santa in the Washington Square Mall.

If you would like information on sponsoring the parade, or signing up your entry, please call the Chamber at 218-847-9202.

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