Holiday Festivities 2021

Winter Festival & Tree Lighting Ceremony

The City of Brighton celebrated its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, on Dec. 4, 2021. 
Prior to the ceremony, the public was able to visit Main Street Creatives Gallery for fun activities like Santa Comes to Town and The Teddy Bear & Friends Tree.
Face Vocal Band, the internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock band from Boulder, performed at Founders Plaza. FACE also helped City Council countdown as the Christmas Tree was lit.
The tree lighting was sponsored by United Power and entertainment was sponsored by the Brighton Cultural Arts Commission and SCFD.
teddy bear tree
santa with kids
mayor and council

26th Annual Festival of Lights Parade

The nighttime parade included dozens of fully-lighted entries and beautifully highlights the theme of "A Hometown Holiday Tradition."  Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated with us at this past weekend's Festival of Lights!

firefighter truck
santa float

And the winners are...

Category #1 Equine

1st - Adams County Fair Queen

Category #2 Floats Commercial Entry (25 Employees or Less)

1st - Mighty Plumbing & Heating

Category #3 Floats Commercial Entry (26 Employees or More)

1st - G&Z Transport, LLC

2nd - Wayne's Electric, Inc.

Category #4 Religious/Civic/Non-Profit

1st - Colorado Mestizo Dancers

2nd - Barn Brats 4-H Club Adams County 4-H

Category #5 Schools

1st - School District 27J

2nd - South Elementary

Category #6 Motorized Vehicles - Cars, Trucks, Street Rods, etc. 

1st - Grandpa's Dream

Category #7 Motorized Vehicles

1st - Brighton Youth Baseball and Softball

2nd - Denver EWMC IBEW 68 / IBEW 111

Category #8 Musical Entries (Marching Bands)

1st - Thunderhawk Pride Marching Band/PVHS

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Title Sponsor

City of Brighton

Tree Lighting Sponsor

United Power

Tree Lighting Main Stage Sponsor


Platinum Sponsorship

Brighton Fire Rescue District

Brighton Urban Renewal Authority

Downtown Partnership Committee

Platte Valley Medical Center

Gold Sponsorship

Barr Lake State Park

Silver Sponsorship

Amalgamated Sugar

Arc Thrift Stores

Black Jack Pizza & Salads

Brighton Blade-MetroWest Newspapers

Colorado Barricade Company


Denver GWMC IBEW 68/IBEW 111

DJ TidalWave

Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce

Herc Rentals

High Country Cleaners

Petrocco Farms, Inc. 

Bronze Sponsorship

Best Cleaner Disposal, Inc. 

Partner Sponsorship

Brighton Auto Clinic

Cub Scout Pack 109 & 315 

Boy Scout Troop 109 & 315

El Palenque Bar

Hillje Family LLC 

James A. Hood Insurance Agency 

Menny's Tires & Wheels 

First Cash Pawn

Sakata Farms

Serafini's Pizzeria 

Tractor Supply Company 

Whitesides Boots