Parade of Lights

Join us downtown for the annual Parade of Lights! The parade will start at the intersection of Placer and Last Chance Gulch and will end at Anchor Park–culminating in the lighting of the Fire Tower. This year’s theme is Oro y Plata. Since the creation of the first official seal for the Montana Territory, the motto “Oro y Plata” has been linked to Montana. Spanish for “gold and silver,” the motto was chosen to reflect two elements that were vital to the Montana economy.

Participants are encouraged to approach the theme broadly and creatively.

Note: Floats or organizations expressing pejorative or discriminatory stances with reference to a person or a group on the basis of who they are (in other words, based on their religion, ethnicity, nationality, race, color, descent, gender or other identity factor) will be prohibited from participating in the Parade.

Also, float inclusion does ≠ DHI endorsement/support of cause or organization.

Registration will close on Monday, November 21.

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Algeria Shriners

We Stand with Dr. Weiner

REDS Dance Studio

109 E 6th Ave
Helena , MT 59601

Bailando Oro!

SUN=Gold LIGHT=Silver

Glass Sleigh Ride

Winter Side by Sides

Helena Area Community Foundation

33 S Last Chance Gulch Ste 2C
Helena , MT 59601

Helena Holiday Cruise Truck

The Grinch Stealing Santa’s Sleigh!

The Grinch is up to his antics again and stole Santa’s sleigh. Santa’s Reindeer and elves are on a mission to catch the mean ‘ol Grinch.


Helena High Cheer Team

Merry Christmas, Squashtown!

Silver and gold to celebrate Montana’s oldest dad joke

Anderson Stevens Wilke Funeral Home

The Capital High football team will be joining them!

Helena Toys For Tots

Every Child Deserves A little Christmas

Dairy Queen/Sporrs Clips

Santa’s sleigh

Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol tracking Santa.

Sunday Funday Crew

Reindeer and Santa

Simmons family

Simmons Christmas Vacation

Fusion Robotics

  • November 24, 2023
  • 6:00 pm