A Black Friday tradition twenty years in the making is coming right up! Sioux Falls 20th Annual Parade of Lights is coming up on November 25, 2011 starting at 7:30PM. The parade starts at 14th and Phillips Ave and snakes up Phillips Ave. to 5th St. With the high speculated to be 50 degrees on Friday it will be the perfect day too.
In celebration of the event’s 20th year there will also be professional fireworks during the event. An awards ceremony will follow the parade at the Holiday Inn City Centre. Hot apple cider and cookies will be available during the awards ceremony. Awards will be given in five categories: 1. Best Use Of Lights 2. Best Workmanship 3. Spirit Of Sioux Falls 4. Mayor’s Choice 5. Downtown Sioux Falls Award.
For parking during the parade, consider trying the a ramp for free. A map to the ranks as available to view at http://www.dtsf.com/Parking. There are ADA spots available in the 1st Avenue parking ramp. Parking will also be available at the Commerce Center parking lot at 200 N. Phillips Ave for ADA parking. To access this parking lot you will have to arrive prior to the time the street is closed at 6:15 and then stay until after the parade is finished. There will also be a ADA viewing area inside the Commerce Center building.