Mitchell’s Parade of Lights was born as a chance to see the U.S. Capitol Holiday Tree. It once doubled as a celebration marking the town’s 125th anniversary. It has been held in gorgeous early winter weather and in frigid cold. It overcame an interesting controversy about its exact title.
Perhaps it’s appropriate that “Christmas Around the World” is the theme for tonight’s Parade of Lights.
It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas around here.
According to the National Weather Service forecast, snow is likely today, mainly before noon. Only about an inch is forecast, providing a perfect backdrop for the annual holiday kick-off event.
No matter where people sat — a curb, a comfortable lawn chair or in the warmth of a vehicle — they enjoyed the dazzling sights and sounds of Christmas at the Parade of Lights on Monday evening in Mitchell.
Patzer Woodworking won the Best Overall award with its Santa’s Workshop float, which was decked out in lights, spiral lit trees, a sleigh and a North Pole sign. The float’s other half had a fireplace scene with a wreath over the mantle. Kids on the float wore costumes.
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