St. Cloud To Celebrate Winter

St. Cloud To Celebrate Winter Click to Enlarge Photo: KNSI News

(KNSI) - St. Cloud will be celebrating everything winter over the next three days.

"All of the activities are free and open to the public so, what better way to embrace the fact that we have winter in our community and enjoy it and get outside," said St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis.

Everything gets going on Thursday, December 6th, with the city's Christmas Tree lighting ceremony outside the River's Edge Convention Center at 5 p.m. followed by Weihnachtsmarkt.

The St. Cloud Hospital will hold their Festival of Lights at 6 p.m. with the traditional lighting up of the hospital at 7 p.m.

On Friday, the winter carnival takes place in the Lady Slipper parking lot, across from Capitol One, from 4 to 9 and a concert featuring Brat Pack Radio is at the convention center from 7 to 9.

On Saturday, the winter carnival continues and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Lake George from 1 to 4 for Winter Wonderland. That event is $3.00 per child or $5.00 per family. Bring an item for the food shelf to receive $1.00 off admission.

Saturday evening it’s the 18th annual Nights and Lights Parade through downtown St. Cloud.

"It's one of the coolest parades because people really go out with decorating floats with a lot of lights, you know, you can do a lot of things with lights that's what's really cool and everybody gets in the festive mood."

Mayor Kleis says the parade begins at 5 p.m. at the St. Cloud Public Library and goes down St. Germain Street to the convention center.

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