Parking and road closures for Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade

METRO -- Kicking off on Nov. 20, there will floats will be parading down the streets of Fargo-Moorhead as the 18th Annual Xcel Energy Holiday Lights parade lights up the metro.


The parade will start on 8th Street and Center Avenue in Moorhead, making it's way to Broadway in downtown Fargo.

There will be no parking on 2nd Avenue North between Broadway and the alley beginning at 1 p.m.

There will be no parking on Broadway between NP Avenue and Sixth Street in Fargo starting at 4 p.m.

Broadway in Fargo will be shut down to traffic starting at 4 p.m.

Center Avenue between 11th Street and Eighth Street in Moorhead will be closed at 5 p.m.

NP Avenue between Broadway and the Red River in Fargo will close at 6 p.m.

All roads besides 2nd Avenue North are expected to reopen by 8 p.m.

2nd Avenue North From Broadway to the alley will reopen at 10 p.m.

Main Avenue, Seventh Avenue North, University Drive and 10th Street will remain open.


Parade attendees are encouraged to utilize the Fun, Fast, and Free LinkFM the night of the parade.

There will be two LinkFM buses on route to reduce congestion as well as decrease wait times after the parade.

Parking will be available at the Moorhead Center Mall and LinkFM will shuttle attendees Downtown before the parade until 5:30 p.m.

LinkFM will not run during the parade. It will resume service after the parade from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Parking is also available in all city lots for free after 5 p.m. This includes the newly opened Roberts Garage which has hundreds of spots available.

The parade starts at 6:30 p.m.