Osakis Holiday Light Parade brings in Christmas cheer
Despite the skin-stinging wind, blowing snow, and frigid temperature, Osakis' Central Ave was filled with spectators for its 2022 Holiday Light Parade on Friday, Dec. 2.
OSAKIS — The city of Osakis jumped right in with both feet to kick off the holiday season on Friday, Dec. 2.
The day was jam-packed with holiday events. Santa and Mrs. Claus made an appearance downtown, sleigh rides dashed through the snow-covered roads, and partake in sleigh rides and Christmas-themed crafts and activities entertained the children.
In the evening, downtown was lit up by over 20 different parade floats from local businesses adorned with lights and props for the "Holiday Light Parade." The parade featured multiple Grinches and Santas, creatively lit vehicles and a man riding a makeshift Rudolph made from a barrel and suspended by a John Deere tractor.
Even with winds in the 20 to 30-mile-per-hour zone, blowing snow and temps in the single-digits, many attended the Christmas celebration in Osakis.
The night was capped off with a firework show launched from the Osakis Public Boat Landing.