Simplot Presents HollyDazzle: Festival of Lights

November 25, 2018

The Downtown Development Association will host its 4th annual HollyDazzle Festival of Lights on Sunday, November 25th!

Saturday the 24th, check out a FREE screening of Arthur Christmas (Rated PG) at 11AM, provided by River Cinema in East Grand Forks. On the 25th, check out some family-friendly activities including: horse drawn carriage rides, cookie decorating, ornament decorating, s'mores and a photo booth all starting at 3 p.m. Local choirs will also perform in Town Square before the parade.

The HollyDazzle parade, which goes down DeMers Avenue and across the Sorlie Bridge into East Grand Forks Restaurant Row starts at 6 p.m., followed by a fireworks display over the Red River. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to cozy up.
Thank you to everyone who participated in 2017, and we're looking forward to having an even bigger HollyDazzle event this year!

Click for information on our Downtown Window Decorating contest for downtown businesses!

Interested in being a food vendor at HollyDazzle? We will have food vendors setup on S 3rd St next to Town Square! Setup is from 1-2:30, and the event is from 3PM-7:30PM

Press and Links:

ND Tourism
Explore Minnesota
Only in Your State
Dakota Student
Grand Forks Herald


The HollyDazzle parade will begin at 6PM, and go on DeMers Avenue starting by HB Sound & Light, across the Sorlie Bridge into East Grand Forks, and end in front of the Blue Moose.

Click to Download the Parade Registration Form,
or complete online below and send a check as payment to:

Grand Forks Downtown Development Association
23 N 3rd Street, Suite 2, Grand Forks, ND 58203
(we can also take payment over the phone by card at 701-757-4051)

Registrations forms are prioritized by the order in which they are received. The earlier we receive your registration the closer to the front of the parade your parade entry will be. Your parade number will be sent out to you one week before the parade.

Registration deadline is November 16, 2018 at 5:00PM.
No registrations will be accepted after that date.

Fill out the parade registration form below!

My entry is from a: *
Contact Name *
Contact Name
Address *
Phone *
Will your entry include music or noises? *
Height Restriction of 13 Feet, 10 Inches. List size of trailer to be used, or are you walking? Do you have any special needs? Will you be handing out cards or literature? etc. NOTE: No candy may be thrown from a motorized unit. It MUST be handed out by walkers.
It is understood that service groups and organizations have their own insurance. Please list your insurance company and type of policy.
Liability Clause *
Liability Clause
I, the undersigned, agree that I will notify my participants that they alone are responsible for any personal injury and/or property damage resulting from participation in this Parade of Lights. I specifically release and discharge in advance the Downtown Development Association, the Cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, and iHeartMedia (and any associates) from any and all liability.