The 9NEWS Parade of Lights Sets the Stage for Colorado’s Biggest Holiday Tradition

Begin your holiday season at the spectacular 40th Annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights. 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, December 5, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 6 p.m.


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For 40 years, this dazzling holiday event has been one of Colorado’s biggest holiday traditions. Downtown Denver Events, Inc. (DDE) is the Downtown Denver Partnership’s charitable 501 (c) (3) separate non-profit entity that organizes the parade every year. DDE is asking for your help to preserve this spectacular, free community event. There are several ways to do this: donate online or give a donation at the event to the Parade mascot Major Waddles and his volunteers.