9NEWS Parade of Lights

The Downtown Denver Partnership is pleased to produce the 9NEWS Parade of Lights. Save the date for this year's Parade: December 4th and 5th, 2020!

The Downtown Denver Partnership invites you to join us for a spectacular event — December 4 and 5, 2020!

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!

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2020 9NEWS Parade of Lights? Please reach out to us at sponsorships@downtowndenver.com

Performance Groups and Specialty Units

A limited number of performance and specialty groups will be selected to participate in the parade based on concept, individuality, attention to detail and anticipated quality of overall presentation as described in their application. To be considered, all applicants must incorporate creative use of holiday lighting elements.

Performance groups are defined as units that entertain through music, choreographed dance, props and costumes.

Specialty units are defined as community or cultural groups that exhibit showmanship with a unique entry. Examples include equestrian and antique vehicle units, such as firetrucks.

Note: This application is intended for non-commercial entries. For information on sponsorship and commercial entries, please email sponsorships@downtowndenver.com

Contact Jackie Mackey, Jmackey@downtowndenver.com, with questions.

Specialty Group Application

Marching Bands 

Marching bands will be selected to participate based on their musical selection, marching ability, creative use of lighting and anticipated quality of overall presentation as described in their application. We also strive for geographic representation and welcome bands from throughout the metro area.

Contact Jackie Mackey, Jmackey@downtowndenver.com, with questions.

Marching Band Application

Support the Parade

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

Explore Sponsorship Opportunities Volunteer at Parade of Lights 2020