The 9NEWS Parade of Lights

Bright lights in the big city! The 9NEWS Parade of Lights, presented by American Furniture
and AutoNation, has been a Colorado tradition for nearly four decades. This year’s event is taking place Friday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m. Print

You won’t want to miss the sparkling lights, marching bands, giant balloons, dazzling floats and delightful characters as they take to the streets of Downtown. Spectator viewing for the Parade is free all along the two-mile route or purchase grandstand tickets for seating in front of the City & County Building.

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 4, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 6 p.m.

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Purchase Grandstand Tickets

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 purchase your tickets today. To purchase tickets, visit the Altitude Tickets website or call 866.461.6556.

Support the Parade

For 41 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: (1) donate online, (2) attend a featured event or (3) give a donation at the event to the Parade mascot Major Waddles and his volunteers.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry to Support the Parade

The Downtown Denver Partnership invites you to indulge in these events that support the Parade of Lights. It’s never been easier to make a contribution through these delicious holiday-themed events! To check out the featured events, click here.