46th Annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights

By JJ Pellini on October 29, 2020

See the 9NEWS Parade of Lights in a totally new and safe way in 2020!

KOSI 101.1 and the Downtown Denver Partnership invite you to join us for the 46th Annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights like you’ve never seen it before!

This year’s Parade will be a multi-week, socially safe extravaganza of activities across downtown.  The floats you typically see in the Parade will be displayed throughout downtown for several weeks beginning Friday, November 27.

For a little holiday cheer and some fabulous Christmas music, stop by the KOSI 101.1 float located at the Glenarm Patio – Denver Pavilions, 500 16th Street Mall, Denver.  Donate to A Precious Child by scanning the QR Code on the KOSI 101.1 float; or click A Precious Child donation button below for a chance to win a $500 Denver Pavilions Gift Card.  Other Parade floats will span from Denver Pavilions to Denver Union Station.

On Friday, December 4, at 8:00pm, 9NEWS will present a special broadcast that captures the spirit of the 9NEWS Parade of Lights tradition.  The hour-long special will give Coloradans a glimpse into parades past, while celebrating a very different holiday season with music and special guests.

Please follow these safety guidelines:

  • If you feel sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick, please stay home and enjoy the experience online (with a hot cup of cocoa).
  • Wear your most festive facial mask – it is required!
  • Come on down, but only with those in your household.
  • Attendees should refrain from mixing, mingling and coming within six feet of others not in their group.

For more details, click here.

Bundle up and download the FREE 9News Parade of Lights app to unlock a map of the festive floats you know and love, sprinkled throughout Downtown Denver. March to the beat of your own drum and plan your Parade route quickly and easily with the exclusive app. Available for iOS and Android.  Take a picture with your camera of the QR code below!


Thank you for sponsoring a child in need this holiday season!  By donating to A Precious Child you are now entered for a chance to win a $500 Denver Pavilions Gift Card.  If you are unable to donate, you can still enter for a chance to win by clicking here.  Click here for Official Contest Rules.

For more information on A Precious Child, click here.


Festive trees, Parade of Lights floats, outdoor seating, Santa, photos, and music bring joy to 2020