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Celebrate the holiday season at the 9NEWS Parade of Lights

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KUSA - Begin your holiday season at the spectacular 39th Annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights.

The two-mile parade route in Downtown Denver is the stage for Colorado's brightest holiday tradition. The free holiday spectacular features marching bands, ornate floats, and, of course, a special appearance by Major Waddles the Penguin and Santa.

Grab your hot chocolate and earmuffs, this year is going to be better than ever.

The 9NEWS Parade of Lights was Friday at 8 p.m. It will take place again Saturday at 6 p.m.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the 9NEWS Parade of Lights up close and personal on Saturday- from the Grandstand Seating in front of the spectacularly lit City & County Building. 

Only a limited number of grandstand seats are available so purchase your tickets now. To get your tickets, call 1-866-461-6556 or visit any Dicks Sporting Goods location to purchase tickets in person, or purchase them online here: http://bit.ly/1apnrsd.

Check out the parade lineup here: http://bit.ly/18kGEv1. Also, find out where the parade is going by looking at the map here: http://bit.ly/16JCL1y.

Now in its 39th year, the 9NEWS Parade of Lights is more than just a parade; it is a cherished community event, creating memories and holiday cheer throughout Denver. It vitalizes the center city and provides a community event that is free to the public; attracting hundreds of thousands of people to Downtown Denver to celebrate the holidays.

SATURDAY NIGHT FORECAST: Partly cloudy, cold.  Isolated flurries possible late in the day. Morning lows are forecast to be from 0 to -7, afternoon highs from 13 to 19 degrees. 

This weekend will actually not be the coldest Parade of Lights on record. In 1985, it was 3 degrees and felt like -15 degrees with the wind chill.

Please help us preserve this free community event by making an online donation. Donations can be made three ways:

  1. Donate through Colorado Gives: http://bit.ly/185I26z
  2. Make your contribution on Dec. 10, Community First Foundation's Colorado Gives Day. By donating on Colorado Gives Day, the value of your gift will go further and be increased by the FirstBank Incentive Fund.
  3. Coming to the parade? If so, make a contribution along the parade route. Major Waddles and his volunteers will make their way along the parade accepting your much appreciated contribution/donations.

Your donation today is a true testament of the parade's regional and broad support and will help sustain the Parade of Lights and keep this tradition alive in Denver for years to come.

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