Parade of Lights

Join us downtown for the annual Parade of Lights! NEW for 2023, the people will be the parade. Stationary floats will be set up from the 400 block of Last Chance Gulch through Lewis and Clark Library, giving attendees ample time to stroll through the Parade of Lights and enjoy each float. We will kick off the event with the lighting of the Firetower at 5:30pm, after which shopping, eating, drinking, and merriment will commence all through downtown. Stay awhile to see live performances and get a chance to see Santa along the parade route.

Participants are encouraged to approach the decorating of floats broadly and creatively. Prizes will be given for “Best Float,” “Best Lights,” and “Most Unique.”

Performance artists can participate too! Please use the “Parade of Lights Performance Registration” form if you wish to showcase your singing, dancing, and performing skills. We have designated areas for performances throughout the stroll.


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.

There are 2 registration forms for 2023, one for Stationary Floats and one for Performances. Please scroll down to use the appropriate form for your group.


Float Registration

Performance Registration

  • November 24, 2023
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm