Having grown up in the Northland, Christmas City of the North Parade has been a holiday tradition since I can remember. We'd gather around the TV and watch the parade go through Duluth. That was back when I considered Duluth a "big city" and would love to drive through downtown at night so I could see all the lights as a kid. You might laugh, but as a kid growing up in Biwabik MN, Duluth was a huge, charming city. Few times of the year showcase Duluth in such a way as the parade.