9NEWS Parade of Lights

Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at 6 p.m.

We, at Downtown Denver Partnership, invite you to join us for a spectacular event!

The 9NEWS Parade of Lights is a magical nighttime event, which features more than 40 units including extravagantly illuminated floats, giant helium-filled character balloons, magnificent marching bands, traditional equestrian units and vibrant cultural entries. Join us at Civic Center Park!

9 News Parade of Lights

Parade of Lights GrandstandsWatch the Parade in Style!

The parade starts before the grandstands, with Denver’s spectacularly lit City and County Building as a backdrop, proceeds along a two-mile route through Downtown Denver.

Purchase your 2018 9NEWS Parade of Lights Grandstand Tickets!

Ticket Booths are located at Colfax and Bannock Street. Box Office opens at 6 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Ticket Prices

$19 – Adults and Children 13 and Older
$16 – Children ages 2-12*
*Children Under 2 years old are free as long as the child sits on the lap of a ticket holder.
**All tickets are $25 when purchased on the day of the event.

Let’s hear it for the Volunteers!

Every year, more than 500 volunteers make the 9NEWS Parade of Lights happen. Volunteer positions, include: costume characters, helium balloon handlers, grandstand managers, parade production assistance and more.

Be a part of the action and apply to volunteer today!

For questions please call (303) 840-0045 or email volunteers@denverparadeoflights.com.

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Invite your friends, post your pics and use #DENParadeofLights!

What you Need to Know

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or click on the topics below:

Learn about Grandstand Tickets, Parade Route, Road Closures, Hotel & Lodging Options, and Access & Parking


Learn about the Performance Group & Specialty Unit, Marching Band, and Volunteer Applications.


Learn about the 2018 Sponsors and how you can support the Parade.