Burgum named grand marshal of 2017 Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade

Colorful displays drive north along Broadway during the 2013 Xcel Energy Holiday Lights parade in downtown Fargo. Forum file photo

Every parade needs a grand marshal and today, Nov. 14, Xcel Energy and the Downtown Community Partnership announced that this year’s 2017 Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade grand marshal is N.D. Governor Doug Burgum.


“Governor Burgum’s ongoing dedication to Downtown development and renewal makes him the perfect choice for this year’s parade. Downtown Fargo wouldn’t be where it’s at today without Governor Burgum’s vision and drive,” the press release stated.

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The 2017 Xcel Energy Holiday Lights parade take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21 in downtown Fargo-Moorhead.


The parade begins in Moorhead at the corner of 8th St. and Center Ave. and continues on Northern Pacific Ave. in Fargo until turning north on Broadway and ending at 6th Ave. N.


This year’s parade theme is ‘Wrapped up in the Holidays.’



More parade details may be found here:  Xcel Energy Lights Parade