Christmas Parade of Lights

Jack Frost is nipping at our heels and that means the holiday season is right around the corner.

Posted on 11/23/13

By Lee Coleman

Next Friday, Nov. 29, Langdon will officially kick off the Christmas season when the Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the Christmas Parade of Lights on Main Street with sleigh rides, co-sponsored by the Langdon American Legion, starting at 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

“You can catch a ride at the Legion Hall,” said Chamber Director Barb Melhoff. “There will be hot chocolate and decorated cookies there as well as an ornament painting activity for the kids.”

At 4 p.m., parade entrants will start lining up for the parade at United Lutheran Church parking lot before the 5 p.m. start of the parade.

In the meantime, citizens can enjoy hot chocolate and chili at Quality Specialty Products & Printing from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. All proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Cavalier County Public Library.

“The library needs local support,” Melhoff said. “With the demographics changing, there are a lot of new families and we all know that knowledge is power and that’s what books bring to those children.”

The parade will go east on Highway 5 and then go south on Third Street where it will end at the railroad tracks.

Immediately following, the Langdon Volunteer Fire Department will present a fireworks show at the railroad tracks. After that, there will be a Tree Lighting at Boyd Block complete with a visit from the old round one from the North Pole, Santa Claus.

The day will begin with Chamber businesses giving out the first round of Christmas Cash Giveaway tickets.

“I want people to realize what Langdon has to offer,” Melhoff said. “Don’t take it for granted. We want people to shop local and shop often.”

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