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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Annual Festival of Lights Parade and Winter Festival on Dec. 14


The City of Brighton will present the 24th Annual Festival of Lights Parade and Winter Festival on Saturday, Dec. 14. The family-favorite event will kick-off at 10 a.m. with a free movie and continuing 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 the 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 Brighton community with special sales, holiday activities and refreshments. 

2 p.m. – Winter Festival at Historic City Hall, 22 S. 4th Ave.

  • Santa Comes to Town sponsored by First National Bank 

  • Hay Rides sponsored by Platte Valley Medical Center 

  • Petting Zoo 

  • Teddy Bear and Friends Tree

  • Face Painting 

4:15 p.m. - 11th Annual Paw & Pal 1.5k Run/Walk, Longspeak St. & N. 4th Ave.

$15 entry fee, registration opens at 3 p.m. Hosted by Platte Valley Track Club
Let your dog get in on the holiday fun! Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winners in each weight category. Proceeds benefit Platte River Track Club. Download your registration at

4:30 p.m. - Festival of Lights Parade and the United Power Tree Lighting Ceremony, Historic City Hall

Mayor 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." 

All events are free and open to the public. All activities and the parade will take place snow or shine.

For more information or to become an entry in the parade please contact 303-655-2218 or visit


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