9NEWS Parade of Lights

The Downtown Denver Partnership is pleased to produce the 45th Annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights, presented by American Furniture Warehouse and Ent Credit Union.

The Downtown Denver Partnership invites you to join us for a spectacular event!

The two-mile parade route in Downtown Denver is the stage for 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 entries. 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 6th, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Prepare for your Parade Experience

All the info you need to know in order to prepare for your 9NEWS Parade of Lights experience!


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Let's hear it for the Volunteers!

Every year, more than 500 volunteers make the 9NEWS Parade of Lights happen. Volunteer positions, include costumed characters, giant balloon handlers, grandstand managers, parade production assistance and more.

We are now accepting volunteer applications for the 2019 9NEWS Parade of Lights. Submit your application today!

Apply to be a volunteer today!

Interested in becoming a 9NEWS Parade of Lights sponsor?

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