Signature Downtown Event

36th Annual Parade of Lights Presented by Bank of Colorado


The Parade of Lights is the biggest parade of the year! Thousands line Main Street as more than 100 lighted entries enchant viewers. Get in the holiday spirit and enjoy our beautiful Downtown. Be sure to also check out the shop windows of our wonderful Downtown businesses! In 2015 the parade was awarded “Best of the West for Family Events” by the Daily Sentinel.

Note on Parking: On November 19, 2014, City Council approved a ban on parking on Main Street during the Parade of Lights. This is primarily in the interest of safety, though visibility on the parade route and a reduction of exhaust fumes will also be improved. Parking will not be allowed along the parade route as of 2:00 p.m. on Dec. 1. Any vehicles remaining along the parade route will be towed to a lot a few blocks away, where they can be retrieved at no cost to the owner. Please park on a side street or in the parking garage at 4th and Rood and walk over to enjoy the festivities!

Float Information:

This years’ parade theme is A Comic Book Christmas

Registration for Parade of Lights will open on October 28, 2019, and will close when we have reached capacity or on November 22, 2019 – whichever comes first!

Please note the order of parade lineup is not determined by time of registration, it is determined by coordinator.

If you have registered a float, please click here for more information regarding the day of the parade!

Click here for NON-PROFIT INFORMATION for serving baked goods, drinks, etc.