The annual kick-off to the Holidays, the 2022 Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade will take place in Downtown Fargo-Moorhead on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 starting at 6:30 PM. This parade attracts thousands of spectators throughout the Fargo-Moorhead community and includes dozens of participants that decorate their entries with lights and music.
This popular annual event features approximately 100 spectacular parade floats, marching units, equestrian entries, and more. Beginning in Downtown Moorhead, the route crosses the Red River on NP Ave and proceeds through Downtown Fargo on Broadway.
Xcel Energy and the Downtown Community Partnership have announced the 2022 Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade Grand Marshal and Junior Grand Marshal. Roger Reierson, Executive Chairman at RR46, is the Grand Marshal. Reina Haug, Representative of Sanford Children’s Fargo has been named the Junior Grand Marshal.
Roger Reierson joined Flint Group in 1976 when it employed 13 people. Under his leadership and with the help of wonderful associates, the business has grown from a small downtown Fargo firm to an international business that employs more than 200. Roger has received numerous industry awards, including the 2015 Bemidji State University Outstanding Alumni Award and the 2011 National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) National Agri-Marketer of the Year Award. He contributes his business expertise as a thought leader and officer for many groups, including the Greater North Dakota Chamber, FMWF Chamber and the North Central Higher Learning Commission. Roger has also served on various statewide committees and boards.
Junior Grand Marshal
At only 3 years old, Reina Haug is already a cancer survivor who has overcome incredible odds. Reina was just 5 months old when she was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma—a very rare, fast-growing cancer. The large, invasive tumor wrapped around her heart and blood vessels, trachea, upper lung and spine. After nearly a year of aggressive treatments, Reina’s cancer is now in remission. Today, she’s a happy, healthy 3-year-old.