Downtown Boulder Light Up The Holidays

31st Annual Lights of December Parade

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

In its 30th year, spectators will enjoy floats created and decorated by local businesses, churches and civic groups. Crowds will enjoy marching bands, lit fire engines, holiday carolers and much more. The grand finale includes an appearance by the jolly old man himself - Santa Claus!

The Parade starts at 15th & Walnut and heads West to Broadway, then North on Broadway to Spruce, and then East on Spruce ending at 15th. There will be reviewing stands at 14th & Walnut and Broadway & Pearl. See a map of the parade route here.


Participate in the parade:

Downtown Boulder's Lights of December Parade is open to community groups, non-profit organizations and local businesses. Floats of all sorts are accepted - creativity and the use of non-vehicular modes of transport are encouraged!

Information on entries for the 2018 parade will be available in August 2018.

Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteers needed to help clear the staging area and inform the public on where to park during the parade. As a thank you, volunteers receive a Downtown Boulder Gift Card. Volunteer opportunities will be posted in the fall of 2018. 

Questions? Email us


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