Parade of Lights

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Event Location: Downtown

New Ulm, MN 56073

(888) 463-9856 (Phone)

(507) 233-4300 (Phone 2)

(888) 463-9856 (Toll Free)

(507) 354-1504 (Fax)

Region: Southern

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  • Free! 2016 will be the 28th Annual Parade of Lights


    • November 23, 2018


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  • The parade starts at 6:00pm and lasts about 45-60 minutes. It's never been canceled by weather!

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