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2018 Holiday Parade of Lights
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Holiday Parade of Lights is a staple event in Lyons, aimed to strengthen community and inspire togetherness. All donations directly support the costs of the parade and fireworks show - a production exceeding $8,500 annually. It is in huge thanks to generous donors that the safety, infrastructure, and charming elements are made possible at this year's Holiday Parade of Lights. We thank you in advance for your contribution toward continuing this special Lyons tradition for years to come.

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The bright glow of the holidays is once again coming to the Town of Lyons on December 1!

The weekend of holiday festivities kick-off with the Lyons Holiday Bazaar, on December 1, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and December 2, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. The highlight of the weekend is sure to be the Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 1. The parade will start at 6:30 p.m., and be filled with illuminated, colorful floats -- many of which will be decorated in the theme of this year’s parade, Rocky Mountain Holidays!

Live music and entertainment will follow the parade, along with one of the regions only fireworks display that weekend! The night will close with the Parade Awards Ceremony after the fireworks show, awarding the outstanding parade entries of 2018. The ceremony will be held on the Raul Vasquez Community Stage in Sandstone Park.


Join Us!


The annual Holiday Parade of Lights is an exciting community tradition, made possible by volunteer support! Check out this year's volunteer opportunities, and be a part of this cherished community event! Each volunteer position is vital for the overall production, and we recognize and appreciate each volunteer.

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Be in the Parade!

If you are interested in entering the parade this year, please complete the Parade of Lights Entry Form below. Please send completed forms to or mail to

Holiday Parade of Lights
Lyons Town Hall
PO Box 49
Lyons, CO 80540

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Please direct questions to Marissa Davis at 303‐823‐8250, or


Parking, Traffic Impacts, & Parade Route

Please read the following notices regarding parking, parade routes, and traffic impacts of the Holiday Parade of Lights, taking place Saturday, December 1. 

The parade will route through Main Street, a portion of Hwy 7, Broadway and exiting onto 3rd Avenue. Cars will not be permitted to park on these roads between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Vehicles may be towed at owner’s expense if parked in a no parking parade route area between these times.

Parking will be available in Bohn Park, Railroad Ave., and side streets on the north end of town. Please note LaVern Johnson Park will not be accessible for spectating or parking. Spectators should view the parade from the sidewalk areas and should not be in the street while the parade is in session.

Please note that the staging area, downtown area, and parade routes will impede traffic and cause delays for motorists. Those in Town may not be able to exit until parade has completed. Staging for the parade entries will take place on 2nd Ave. between Railroad and Park, on Evans between 2nd and 3rd, and on Hwy 66 between 2nd Ave and Park St. Please see the map of the parade route, through traffic flow, and staging area.

Please be aware of your surroundings while the parade is passing and please be sure to keep an eye on all children during the event should items such as candy be thrown by any parade entries (although strictly against parade rules).

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter! For more information, contact Lyons' Event Production, at 303-823-8250.

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