The cities of Pierre and Fort Pierre are ushering in the holiday season.
Pierre's 12th annual Parade of Lights gets underway at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the state Capitol. The route then heads west to Pierre Street and ends at the Legion Cabin.
Visitors are invited to hot chocolate, refreshments and chili.
The festivities then head to Fort Pierre with that city's annual Fort Pierre Christmas Tree Lighting and Chili Feed.
The tree will be lit in downtown Fort Pierre at about 7:30 p.m. Cookies and cocoa will be served and there will be a free will donation chili feed after the tree lighting.