Ticket sales for heated grandstand seats to this year's Target Holidazzle parades began this week, organizers said Wednesday.

Hot Seats, which go for $9 each, include a guaranteed seat inside a heated tent along with cocoa and cider served during the parades that feature lights, music and floats featuring nursery rhyme and storybook characters.

The seats are available for each parade except opening night Nov. 28.

Holidazzle parades take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays Nov. 28-Dec. 21 from 12th Street to 4th Street on Nicollet Mall.

Tickets are available through the Minneapolis Downtown Council or at www.downtownmpls.com.