Sauk Rapids is the place to be today! Lots of holiday activities will lead up to the Parade of Lights at 5pm.

The Celebration starts with the annual TOYS for TOTS DRIVE sponsored by the Sauk Rapids Fire Department, C&L Distributing, and the Marine Vahalla Detachment. Unwrapped toys will be collected from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Sauk Rapids Fire Station–where you can enjoy cookies and hot chocolate when you drop off your toys!

Kids and adults will enjoy playing BINGO from Noon-3:30 pm at the Sauk Rapids VFW with many prizes to be given away! A PIZZA BUFFET with chips and beverages will be served from Noon-3:30 pm. Tickets for Bingo and Pizza Buffet will be available for purchase at the door. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

SANTA and MRS. CLAUS will greet youngsters from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the VFW and have free bags of goodies for the kids. Bring your camera and smiles to take special photos for Christmas!

A SILENT AUCTION containing an array of valuable items and gift baskets will be held at the VFW from Noon-7:30 pm. Winners with the highest bid will be announced after 7:30 pm.

The PARADE starts at 5:00 p.m. with lineup beginning at 4:00 pm near the former Sacred Heart School. The route runs along 2nd Avenue from Williams-Dingmann Funeral Home to Harvest Fellowship Church.

Cindy Wear and Chad Taylor will emcee the parade, be sure to stop by and say hello!