2018 Parade of Lights

November 30 @ 8:00 pm - December 1 @ 8:00 pm

The Downtown Denver Partnership is pleased to produce the 44th Annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights, presented by American Furniture Warehouse.

The two-mile parade route in Downtown Denver is the stage for Colorado’s brightest holiday tradition. The FREE holiday spectacular features marching bands, ornate floats, and, of course, a special appearance by Major Waddles the Penguin and Santa! Grab your hot chocolate and ear-muffs, this year is going to be better than ever!

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

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


Civic Center Park


Downtown Denver Partnership

Purchase Grandstand Tickets

Watch the Parade in Style!

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the 9NEWS Parade of Lights up close and personal – from the Grandstand Seating in front of the spectacularly lit City & County Building. Only a limited number of grandstand seats are available so make sure you purchase your tickets early!

Check back here to purchase your 2018 9NEWS Parade of Lights Grandstand Tickets.

Will Call and 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.

General Information

• Grandstand Tickets • FAQ’s • Parade Route & Line Up • Road Closures • Hotel & Lodging Options • Access and Parking

Get Involved

• Performance Group & Specialty Unit Application • Marching Band Application • Volunteer Application

Support the Parade of Lights

• 2018 Sponsors • Support the Parade