Start your December off with an exciting Denver tradition that's been entertaining crowds since 1975. Hitting the streets of Downtown Denver on December 1st and 2nd, the 9News Parade of Lights is a free event that will have your whole family enchanted from beginning to end. Spend an evening embracing the festive spirit of the holidays as beautiful floats, live marching bands, and even Santa Claus himself stroll by. Whether you're a kid or just a kid at heart, the 9News Parade of Lights is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season in Downtown Denver.
Now in its 43rd year, the Parade of Lights is one of the best free things to do all season long in Denver. Find your spot along the route to cheer on the floats and bands. For a VIP experience, you can purchase Grandstand Tickets to see the festivities up close. You won't have to worry about getting to the parade early to get a good spot. Prices are $19 for adults and $16 for kids.
From our urban retreat in the heart of the city, you can walk to the parade route in just minutes. Enjoy the magic of the season, then come back to your stylish accommodations for a cozy night in your modern room with complimentary Wi-Fi. The parade starts at 8 pm on December 1st and 6 pm on December 2nd, so you won't have to worry about a long walk home or trying to find a downtown parking spot when the parade winds down. Our hotel's location puts you in the center of the holiday fun in Denver!