Event Guide

Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 5:50pm


Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 5:50pm


The Festival of Lights Parade will be in downtown Colorado Springs on Tejon Street. It will start at St. Vrain Street and continue south to Vermijo Street.


Sounds of the Season

Begins on Tejon at St. Vrain and continues South on Tejon to Vermijo.

Parade Parking

With 70,000 plus people in attendance, parking downtown can be a challenge. If you cannot find on street parking please make use of the five parking garages which all are only a block or less from the parade. The parking garages are located in these locations:

  • Plaza of the Rockies building on Colorado Ave. between Nevada and Tejon
  • Garage on Nevada and Colorado
  • Bus Barn on Nevada and Kiowa
  • Under the Antlers Hotel on Cascade – enter from W. Pikes Peak or Colorado Ave.
  • Parking Garage on Cascade and Bijou.
  • Parking lot at the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum at Sierra Madre and Vermijo.

Food Truck Villages (3pm – 9pm)

Streets will stay closed after the parade until 9pm to allow for spectator foot traffic.

There will be two food truck villages with restrooms (approximately 10 trucks and 10 porta potties) in each location

Two locations: Detailed information will be released in the Fall!

Accompanying Events

Learn more about the Downtown COS Holiday Events.

USOPM Winter Celebration

When: December 9, 11am – 4pm

  • Athlete meet and greets
  • Indoor curling
  • Artifact demos
  • Olympic torch available for guests to hold
  • Exhibit install for a behind-the-scenes look
  • Canine Companions // service puppies in training

Tuba Christmas

Where and When: Acacia Park, December 9, 3:30pm