Denver Parade of Lights

Written by on November 27, 2010 in CO Events - 1 Comment

Denver Parade of Light Decorations
The “Mile High City,” Denver, Colorado, lights up the first weekend of December as the Denver Parade of Lights marches through two miles of downtown city streets. Giant festive balloons, high school marching bands, horse-drawn carriages, costumed characters and performers from throughout the Rocky Mountain region hit the streets of Downtown Denver every year. The traditional finale is, of course, Santa and his sleigh, piled high with toys and gifts.

The parade begins at the City & County Building at 14th & Bannock Street and attracts 350,000 spectators. Spectator viewing for the parade is free all along the two-mile route, as Downtown Denver’s skyline provides a stunning background for the lights and sounds of the parade. However, you can purchase tickets to the grandstand viewing area by visiting the Parade of Lights website.

Hundreds of shops and restaurants all along the route go all out before, during and after the parade, remaining open late, to help spectators enjoy the experience with great food and special shopping discounts and events.

The Denver Light Rail is a great way to get to and from the event, because parking can be a problem. The 16th Street Mall also offers free shuttles from the downtown area to the parade route.

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