With the flip of a switch, Yankton's 20ft Black Hills Spruce Christmas Tree will officially usher in the Holiday Season at the Meridian Bridge. Join us, with a Mayors proclamation, Christmas Carolers, hot chocolate, goodies and a short fireworks show, for the 4th annual Christmas Tree Lighting. 

First Dakota National Bank will be providing hot chocolate and hot apple cider during the tree lighting ceremony.

Bring a new, unwrapped toy and place it in the large gift box that will be placed in the sleigh on December 5th. The following day, we will deliver to Toys for Kids to help brighten the holidays for families in need in our community! 

The tree lighting will begin immediately following the parade.

We'd like to extend a huge thank you to the following businesses in Yankton for their direct help with this portion of Holiday Festival of Lights: Yankton Parks and Recreation, First National Bank, Meridian Title Company, Dam Fireworks, and the Yankton Fire Department.