2013

2013

Enter Now to Particpate in 19th Annual Downtown Parade of Lights

November 20, 2013

2012 Parade of Lights

2012 Parade of Lights

This is your chance to be a part of a beloved holiday tradition. The Downtown Parade of Lights, now marking its 19th anniversary, is seeking entries to join the floats, brightly decorated vehicles and live music that will fill the streets on December 21, 2013, spreading joy to thousands of onlookers.

All neighborhood, youth, and community organizations are welcome, along with dance troupes, families, local businesses, musical groups, individual participants – pretty much everybody can join in on the fun. The Parade is an expression of Tucson’s community spirit over the holidays, bringing cheer to Southern Arizonans of all ages for the past nineteen years.

Entries are being accepted through Monday, December 9th, with fees starting at just $35 per group. All entries are eligible to win prizes up to $500 cash. A panel of judges will make their selection of the best entries before the parade, so entries can proudly display their award-winning float along the parade route.

The 2013 Parade of Lights.

The 2013 Parade of Lights.

The award categories are:
Grand Marshal’s Award (Best Entry Overall) $500 Award
Pioneer Award (Best Historical or Cultural Theme) $250 Award
Holiday Spirit Award (Best Use of Lights) $250 Award
Harmony Award (Best Musical Group) $250 Award
Bright Horizon Award (Best Youth Group) $250 Award

The 19th Annual Downtown Parade of Lights, presented by the Downtown Tucson Partnership and Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute, will begin at 6:30 p.m. on December 21, 2013, and will light the night with goodwill as it winds through the historic Armory Park neighborhood. This is the year to make the Parade of Lights a valued part of your holiday tradition.

A photo gallery of the 2012 Parade of Lights and the entry form for the 2013 Parade of Lights are available here, or find us on Facebook and Pinterest. More information is available by emailing Brandi Haga, or by visiting DowntownTucson.org.

The Parade of Lights is made possible through the generous support of presenting sponsor Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute and community partners KXCI Community Radio, Tierra Antigua Realty, Wendy’s, NextCare Urgent Care, and Tucson News Now.

The Downtown Tucson Partnership is a non-profit, 501(c)(6) corporation committed to making Downtown Tucson the most dynamic urban center in the Southwest.

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