9NEWS Parade of Lights

Join us for the live parade on December 4th at 6:00pm and check out the floats displayed throughout the month of December!

Are you ready to experience Colorado’s brightest holiday tradition? This FREE holiday spectacular features more than 40 units including extravagantly illuminated floats, giant helium-filled character balloons, magnificent marching bands, traditional equestrian units, and vibrant cultural displays. And of course, a special appearance by Major Waddles the Penguin and Santa! Join us for the live parade on December 4th at 6:00pm and check out the floats displayed throughout the month of December.

Interested in becoming a volunteering at the 9NEWS Parade of Lights? Please reach out to us at volunteers@denverparadeoflights.com

Can’t make it to the parade? Don’t worry, our partners at 9NEWS will be rebroadcasting the parade throughout the month of December.

12/11: 6pm – 7pm
12/24: 10:35pm – 11:35pm

My20 (KTVD):
12/18: 7pm-8pm


9NEWS Parade of Lights VIP Viewing presented by Great Clips! 

See the parade from the best seats in the city while listening to the live telecast from the 9News talent. VIP Viewing will be placed along the sidewalks on Bannock Street between Colfax and 14th Street. The area will be a secured ticketed entrance and there are opportunities available to purchase a Private VIP Cabana or an Individual VIP Viewing Ticket.

Thank you to Great Clips for providing the most convenient and comfortable way to view the Parade.

Don’t forget your holiday haircut at Great Clips. You can check in online to save time, every time. Download the app or go to Great Clips.com. Great Clips, it’s gonna be great.

Get Involved

Learn about volunteer opportunities at this year’s parade!

2021 Volunteer Application

Support the Parade

Sponsorship and donations make the parade happen!

Donate Today Explore Sponsorship Opportunities

Winter in the City

Experience the magic of Winter in the City 2021! Unwrap the magic of the season as we light up our city in new ways- with sparkling lights, music, food, festive decorations & the beloved floats from the Parade of Lights spread throughout the city. Keep up with Winter in the City for all the holiday happenings in Denver!

Experience Winter in the City

2021 Sponsors:

The 47th Annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights is presented by American Furniture Warehouse and Ent Credit Union. The Parade is produced by The Downtown Denver Partnership.

Title Sponsor

Catch all the excitement on the 9NEWS Parade of Lights telecast on 9NEWS!

Check back here for updated rebroadcast dates.

Presenting Sponsors

American Furniture Warehouse continues to be committed to provide great furniture at great prices! Visit https://www.afw.com/for more information.

Founded in 1957, Ent is the largest credit union in Colorado. For the third consecutive year, Ent was ranked Colorado’s “Best-In-State” credit union by Forbes. As a not-for-profit financial, community-chartered credit union, Ent is committed to improving members’ financial quality of life with better rates, lower fees and unparalleled products and services. Ent recently opened its 41st service center in the Centennial State and will be opening many more in the Denver metro area, Northern Colorado and all along the Front Range. Visit Ent.com for more.

Associate Sponsors

Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc. is a non-profit business organization that creatively plans, manages and develops Downtown Denver as the unique, diverse, vibrant and economically healthy urban core of the Rocky Mountain region. Visit downtowndenver.com for more information.

KOSI 101.1 is Denver’s OFFICIAL Christmas Music Station…playing all holiday music, all the time! Your favorite “sounds of the season” from Kelly Clarkson, to Michael Bublé, to Mariah Carey, to Burl Ives, to Andy Williams, and Bing Crosby. It’s 24-7 holiday music, all the way to Christmas Day! Stop by KOSI 101.1’s float with holiday lights, music and more located in the Glenarm Patio, Denver Pavilions. Visit www.kosi101.com for more information.”

Supporting Sponsors


COVID-19 Guidelines

  1. If you feel sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick, please stay home and enjoy the experience online (with a hot cup of cocoa).
  2. Wear your most festive facial mask if you are not yet vaccinated.
  3. Practice physical distancing if you are not yet vaccinated
  4. Wash hands/use hand sanitizer at the stations provided.