The Festival of Lights parade is a beloved Christmas tradition in Colorado Springs, taking place on Tejon Street and Vrain Street. Every December, around 60,000 people come together to witness the spectacular light show, music and performances of the 3,000 participants. In addition, 200,000 spectators watch the parade on television. This year's theme was “Be Original”.
If you're looking for a festive activity to kick off the Christmas season in style, then the Festival of Lights parade is the perfect event for you. Taking place on Tejon Street and Vrain Street in downtown Colorado Springs, this parade brings together a crowd of between 40,000 and 50,000 people and features about 100 floats. As you make your way through the crowds, you'll be able to take in all the sights and sounds of the parade. From local businesses to community organizations, there's something for everyone. At the end of the parade, a Christmas light show will project lights over the building while coordinated music plays.
Special events include the Colorado College Chamber Choir and Choir concert and the annual Colorado Springs Conservatory and Chamber Orchestra concert. If you're looking for other festive activities in the area, Peak Radar is a great resource. It's a comprehensive calendar of arts and culture-related community events for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region, ranging from theater to sports, music and film, poetry and outdoor recreational activities. The Festival of Lights parade is an unforgettable experience that brings together people from all walks of life. Make sure to head downtown on Saturdays to take part in this beloved Christmas tradition.