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!


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.

What you Need to Know

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.