Special events are taking place throughout the afternoon and evening today (FRI) in New Ulm to kick off the holiday season, with the highlight being the 23rd annual Parade of Lights. It begins at 6pm and travels through downtown New Ulm. The day also features all-new Chriskindlmarkt events in downtown New Ulm from Noon to 8, including a tree-lighting ceremony, live reindeer and a live nativity, food and music along with special gifts and crafts to purchase, and much more. The Christkindlmarkt activities have been moved indoors to the American Legion Hall in downtown New Ulm due to the weather. The Parade of Lights will be broadcast on 860AM-KNUJ and www.knuj.net. The broadcast will also be simulcast live on NUCAT cable access television in New Ulm. Join KNUJ’s Jim Bartels and New Ulm Chamber President Audra Shaneman for the broadcast. You can also bring your radio or smartphone with you to downtown New Ulm and listen in as you watch the parade live.