2017 Winter Nights & Lights

The theme this year is Holiday on Ice. To submit a PARADE Entry, click here.
We appreciate the generous support of our title sponsor, Capital One and all our sponsors supporting us to celebrate our 17th Annual Winter Festival. Inventure Properties, ReMax, Liberty Bank, Cetera, Gray Plant Mooty, Centracare, Townsquare Media, Rinke Noonan, Greater St. Cloud Development Corp, Lamar, The Lofts Condominiums, Noel Johnson and Premier Homes, Microbiologics, Viking Coca Cola, INH Commercial Real Estate, Sentry Bank, MFP Inc, United Way, Park Industries, US Bank, Jeff & Stephanie Peterson, St. Cloud Surgical Center, Bernicks, Granite Equity, TriCounty Abstract, Bachman Jewelers, Mahowald Insurance, Carlson Advisors, Eich Motors, Falcon Bank, Kensington Bank, DJ Bitzan Jewelers, GeoComm, HMA Architects, Loffler, Stinson Leonard, John Bryant, and Times Media.

St. Cloud Proud
2016 Honors:

  • Best City for Young Entrepreneurs (28 of 181 MSAs) – NerdWallet.com
  • 2015 Best Performing Small City (70 of 201 US; 1st in MN) – Milken Institute
  • 5th Best City for Singles – SmartAsset.com
  • 8th Best Hockey Town in Country – SmartAsset.com
  • Top 100 Smartest US City (42 of 100) – Luminosity.com
  • Smartest City in MN to Live (3 of 11) – OnlyInMinnesota.com


2017 Downtown Holiday on Ice

The St. Cloud Downtown Council & Alliance Foundation proud to host our 17th Annual WINTER NIGHTS & LIGHTS PARADE, on Saturday, December 9, 2017. All part of the Downtown St. Cloud HOLIDAY ON ICE celebration.

1:00 – 4:00 pm City of St. Cloud Park and Rec presents WINTER WONDERLAND at Lake George

1:00 – 5:00 pm FAMILY FUN WITH CAPITAL ONE with Kids games, hot chocolate bar and treats at Capital One Cafe on 7th Ave S in Downtown

5:00 – 6:00 pm Capital One presents the HOLIDAY ON ICE Winter Nights & Lights Parade along West St. Germain Street. (follow Santa at the end of the Parade to the Rivers Edge for a FREE concert)

6:30 – 8:30 pm Capital One presents the FABULOUS ARMADILLOS family friendly concert in the Rivers Edge Convention Center – FREE


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2016 Downtown Video
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Sculpture Walk St Cloud
The Sculpture Walk is a one year outdoor exhibit of 12 temporary and 2 permanent pieces of large-scale sculpture throughout Downtown, including 3 at Lake George. The Walk features the work of accomplished artists from the St. Cloud area and across MN, IA and SD.


People and Business Drawn to Downtown
Downtown is a trendy place for young professionals, boomers and families for shopping, dining, entertainment, business and residing.

  • $17.9 million in commercial investment first half 2016
  • More than $9 million in commercial investment in 2014-2015
  • Strong mix of dining, entertainment, services, retail, offices and government


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