The holiday lights of Fargo-Moorhead

Fargo is a wonderland of lights in winter… you have to be, when it gets dark by 4:30! We had an official Holiday Lights Parade in Downtown Fargo to kick off the fun, but this post showcases the city’s best winter light looks.

At the Holiday Lights Parade

Last week, the floats of the Holiday Lights Parade filled Downtown Fargo with sparkling, glowing scenes.

All that’s missing is Dumbledore.

In a world full of horses, be a (lights-covered) unicorn.

Sugarplum Fairies, unite!

In Downtown Fargo

Besides the official parade, Fargo’s downtown district is the best place for holiday light appreciation.

Just look at how pretty it is!

The lights make pretty neat backdrops, too.

It’s not the holidays without a Christmas tree.


Elsewhere in the city

Drive nearly any residential street in Fargo, and you’ll see warm glows and cozy lights all over the place (and yes, the first photo was taken in September).

While this isn’t strictly “lights”, North Dakota’s sunsets deserve a shoutout.

At Frostival (Fargo’s winter festival)

Firelight + string lights = two magical nights of winter fun.

Awww, for cute!

Even the snow sculptures are lit.


Like they always say, when the sun can’t light you, you must light yourself. Just kidding, only we say that, but we do it dang well.