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Washington Avenue was filled with music as carolers serenaded sleigh riders during last Thursday night's Luminate the Lakes shopping event in Detroit Lakes. Photo by - Brian Basham

Light up the lakes

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Christmas carolers, horse-drawn sleigh rides, holiday treats and shopping specials at downtown retailers ... and the downtown streets alight with the glow of luminaria.


It was all part of the first-ever "Luminate the Lakes" event, held Thursday in downtown Detroit Lakes.

The Lakes Liquor grand opening celebration was a success, but colder-than-expected weather made for a disappointing turnout for other downtown events.

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