9NEWS Parade of Lights

The Downtown Denver Partnership was pleased to produce the 9NEWS Parade of Lights in a totally new and safe way in 2020. Stay tuned for the 9News Parade of Lights 2021!

The Downtown Denver Partnership transformed the community tradition, 9News Parade of Lights in 2020! Last year’s Parade was a multi-week, socially safe extravaganza of activities across downtown. The floats you know and love were displayed spanning from Denver Pavilions to Denver Union Station from November 27 – December 31, offering multiple chances for our community to relish in the charm and excitement of the holiday season again and again.

On December 4th at 8:00 pm, 9News presented a special broadcast that captured the spirit of the indelible Denver tradition. This hour-long special gives Coloradans a glimpse into parades past, while celebrating a very different holiday season with music, special guests, and of course, Santa. Watch the 9News Parade of Lights Holiday Special here.

Follow us on Facebook for more details about next year’s event! We look forward to celebrating safely with you during the 2021 holiday season!

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2021 9NEWS Parade of Lights? Please reach out to us at sponsorships@downtowndenver.com

Get Involved

Learn about the Performance Group & Specialty Unit, Marching Band, and the Distinguished Clown Brigade.

Speciality Performance Application Marching Band Application Clown Brigade Commitment Form

Support the Parade

Sponsorship, online auctions, and donations make the parade happen!

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Winter in the City

Experience the magic of Winter in the City 2020! Unwrap the magic of the season as we light up our city in new and safe ways for 2020 – with sparkling lights, music, food, festive decorations & the beloved floats from the Parade of Lights spread throughout the city for a safe celebration connecting our community. Keep up with Winter in the City for all the holiday happenings in Denver!

Experience Winter in the City

2020 Sponsors:

The 46th 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 Buble, 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 – it is required!
  3. Come on down, but only with those in your household.
  4. Attendees should refrain from mixing, mingling and coming within six feet of others not in their group.