Festival of Lights parade brings holiday cheer to Rapid City

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Now that Thanksgiving is over, the holiday spirit is in the air.
And the Festival of Lights parade will help launch the holiday season in Downtown Rapid City Saturday night.

Finishing touches were being made to some floats on Friday, including the float made by the company Croell Redi-Mix.
This is the 20th year the Festival of Lights parade has been put on in Rapid City and this year there will be more floats than ever before with more than 100 lighting up the streets.
Several organizations have put in a lot of work to participate in the parade, all to spread some holiday cheer to the community.

Festival of Lights Chair, Connie Olson, says, "You know, I've talked to some of the people who have put their floats together and there are just hours and hours and hours of work that goes into it. There's an expense as well, making sure that they have all the Christmas lights every year, making sure that their lights work and replacing those that need to be done, so I just really appreciate the work that the civic organizations and businesses and individuals are putting into making the float a reality."

The parade will start Saturday at 6 p.m., but if you can't make it, Jack Caudill and Peggy Vidal will host the parade live. You can watch it right here on Black Hills FOX on Sunday at 5 p.m.