Yankton Parade of Lights

The Meridian District of Yankton was invaded by the Yankton Parade of Lights on Thursday night with 67 different floats.

Brittany LaCroix, who organized the event, was ecstatic with the turnout …

The parade started at Riverside Park at 6:00 pm, and followed a path through our historic downtown.

The lead float, carrying Santa Clause, made a full circuit and returned to the north entrance of the Meridian Bridge for the lighting of the Christmas Tree.

LaCroix acknowledged the biggest celebrity of the evening …

Mayor Stephanie Moser read a proclamation to the assembled crowd before leading the countdown to lighting the Christmas Tree, followed immediately by fireworks being fired from the top deck of Meridian Bridge.