Event Guide

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 5:30pm

When

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 5:30pm

Where

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.

Theme

Be Original. Be Traditional. Be Festive.

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

Parade Parking

With 40,000 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 with a special rate of $5 after 3pm.
  • Parking lot at the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum at Sierra Madre and Vermijo (offering a reduced rate of $7.50)
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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: Bijou (East from Tejon to Nevada) and Colorado (West from Tejon to Cascade)

USOPM Museum (12pm – 5pm)

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Plaza

  • Beer Garden
  • Performances from local singing and instrument groups
  • Canine Companions

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Atrium

  • Athlete Meet & Greets
  • Curling
  • Artifact demonstrations
  • $10.00 admission all day; UC Health sponsored

Vermijo Street (Park Union District Sponsored)

Sierra Madre Street (Park Union District Sponsored)

Park Union Parking Lot (Park Union District Sponsored)

  • Christmas Tree Farm
  • Hayrides