Friday, November 30, 2007

Parade of Lights & Festival Information

Come celebrate the holidays in the streets of downtown at the 13th annual Downtown Parade of Lights & Festival, set for Saturday, December 8th.

The Downtown Parade of Lights & Festival is one of Tucson's most celebrated holiday events, drawing more than 30,000 people to the streets of Downtown Tucson. Now in its 13th year, this Tucson holiday classic is one of Downtown's biggest events, with participants and spectators coming from all over Southern Arizona.

The parade features lighted floats, musical entries, and an entire spectrum of community organizations and businesses who add their unique flare to the festivities. All parade entries are lighted and will participate in a competition for a chance to win an award in one of seven categories. In addition, a holiday festival takes place at Armory Park before and after the parade, and Mayor Bob Walkup will officiate a special Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Main Library Plaza.

4:00pm - 9:00pm – Festival at Armory Park.
5:30pm – Tree Lighting Ceremony with Mayor Bob Walkup at the Main Library Plaza.
6:00pm – Parade begins.

Parade – The Downtown Parade of Lights winds for two miles through the streets of Downtown Tucson; Stone Ave., Broadway Blvd., Church Ave., Pennington St., Congress St., and 6th Ave., ending at Armory Park. Please follow this link for a map of the parade route:
Tree Lighting Ceremony – The Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library - Jácome Plaza, at the corner of Stone Ave. and Pennington St.
Festival – The Festival takes place at Armory Park, 220 S. 6th Ave., (6th Ave. between 12th and 13th Streets.)

This is a free community event brought to you by the Downtown Tucson Partnership, with support from many area businesses and non-profit organizations.


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