The City of Brighton will present the 23rd Annual Festival of Lights Parade and Winter Festival on Saturday, Dec. 8. The family-favorite event will kick-off at 10 a.m. with a free movie and continue throughout the day with a variety of historic downtown and winter festival activities until the tree lighting ceremony and parade.The parade will feature local organizations, businesses and families who have come together to spread holiday spirit with the Brighton community.
Winter Festival activities will include:
10 a.m. - AMC Theaters, Pavilions
FREE Children’s matinee sponsored by AMC Brighton 12
*seating is limited
11 a.m. – Business Open House – Historic Downtown
Multiple businesses will open their doors to the citizens of Brighton with special sales, holiday activities and refreshments.
2 p.m. – Winter Festival - Historic City Hall, 22 S. 4th Ave.
- Santa Comes To Town, sponsored by First National Bank
- Face painting, sponsored by IBEW Local 111
- Hay Rides, sponsored by Platte Valley Medical Center
- Petting Zoo, sponsored by Power Home Remodeling
- Teddy Bear and Friends Tree
4:15 p.m. – 10th Annual Paw & Pal 1.5k Run/Walk – Longspeak Street & North 4th Avenue
Let your dog get in on the holiday fun! Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winners in each weight category. There is a $15 entry fee. Proceeds will benefit Platte River Track Club.
5 p.m. - Festival of Lights Parade and the United Power Tree Lighting Ceremony - Historic City Hall, 22 S. 4th Ave.
Mayor Kreutzer and City Council members will count down the United Power lighting of the three-story evergreen tree illuminated by more than 6,000 lights. The parade will include more than 75 fully-illuminated entries and floats that highlight the theme of "A Hometown Holiday Tradition."
To become an entry in the parade, please visit www.brightonco.gov to download the required forms and view deadlines.
All activities are free and open to the public. This event will take place snow or shine. For more information, contact 303-655-2218 or visit www.brightonco.gov/festivaloflights.
The City of Brighton wants to thank all of the following sponsors who contributed to make this event possible:
TREE LIGHTING SPONSOR
AMC Brighton 12
Brighton Urban Renewal Authority
Downtown Partnership Committee
IBEW Local 111
Platte Valley Medical Center
Brighton Fire Rescue District
Barr Lake State Park
First National Bank
Power Home Remodeling
Blackjack Pizza & Salads
Brighton Blade-MetroWest Newspapers
Colorado Barricade Company
Community Reach Center
Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce
High Country Cleaners
Petrocco Farms, Inc.
Best Cleaner Disposal, Inc.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chick-fil-A of Brighton
Goodwill Industries of Denver
Papa Murphy’s of Brighton
The Home Depot
Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom