Parade of Lights

Saturday, December 9th 2023 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Main Street, Downtown Aberdeen

Parade of Lights Information & Registration

Head downtown with family and friends on December 9th to admire floats decked out in holiday lighting and cheer making their way down Main Street from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The Dacotah Prairie Museum is also having their amazing Winter Open House event from 11:00am-3:00pm, so why not make a whole (holi)day of it? There will be great specials on Christmas gifts and warm drinks a’plenty available from many of our local businesses downtown, so head our way on December 9th and get in the spirit of the holidays!🎄
Looking to register an entry for the parade? Click here to get registered, and you will be notified if approved. But don’t wait! We have a limited amount of entries 🙂

Illuminate Downtown Donation

Through our Illuminate Downtown Aberdeen campaign, the Aberdeen Downtown Association is seeking donations to fund a professional holiday lighting installation to make downtown Aberdeen downtown even more of a destination during the holidays. We want to wrap lamp posts, trees, and even install kid-friendly winter characters to make the drive down Main Street joyous and fun. Even though we will still be doing much of the work ourselves, the cost of the professional installation and lights will fall at $20,000.

Imagine strolling down a beautifully illuminated Main Street while shopping for presents and stocking stuffers, sipping on toasty warm coffee or cocoa, and meeting friends and family for a festive December day downtown. Every dollar you can contribute brings us one step closer to making this vision a reality. Together, we can make Main Street a beacon of holiday magic for our community and beyond.

Donate today and let’s light up the season!