Parade of Lights

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Downtown Tucson Partnership  along with Presenting Sponsor Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital

proudly presents the 19th Annual Downtown Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 21, 2013!

Thank you to Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital for sponsoring the 19th Annual Downtown Parade of Lights!

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The Downtown Parade of Lights would like to thank KXCI for their generous support as the Presenting Media Sponsor!


Congratulations to the 2013 Parade of Lights Winners!

Grand Marshals Award Winner

Holiday SPirit Award Winner

Pionner Award Winner

Bright Horizon Award Winner

Harmony Award WInner

A Day Downtown

Enjoy the day downtown by visiting Santa Claus at the Historic Train Depot, shopping at new downtown retailers, or enjoying a treat from many of the downtown restaurants.

Don’t miss horse-drawn carriage tours with Santa Claus in Downtown Tucson! Click here for more information on one of the best holiday experiences with Santa!

Make sure to join us for Mayor Jonathan Rothschild’s Holiday Tree Lighting at Armory Park at 5:30pm, just before the parade! Enjoy tasty treats and holiday tunes as you take part in a Tucson tradition!


The 2013 staging for all entries is now available and can be downloaded here. Make sure to print both pages on legal size paper!

Entry Form

Download the Official 2013 Downtown Parade of Lights Entry Form.

Stay up to date with photos, maps and more by joining the Downtown Parade of Lights on Facebook and Pinterest!

Parade Route

Official Parade of Lights Route Map 2013

The 2013 Parade of Lights will be taking place in historic Armory Park neighborhood. Entry staging takes place along the north and south sides of 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th Streets from 6th Avenue to 5th Avenue.



Happy Volunteers!

Happy Volunteers!

Sponsorship and Volunteers

If you are interested in sponsoring the parade or volunteering please contact Brandi Haga and download the Sponsorship Package.












Thank you to Wendy’s for sponsoring the Bright Horizon Award and Tierra Antigua Realty Downtown for sponsoring the Pioneer Award and Next Care Urgent Care for sponsoring the Holiday Spirit & Harmony Awards!

All entries are eligible to win cash prizes. Judging taking place at 5:30pm.

We love our Tucson community!

We love our Tucson community!

Judging Criteria:

The overall effective presentation of the float. Its presentation as it will appear on the parade route. Beauty and creativity.

The craftsmanship in the float creation. Detail in design and creation of float objects with the effective use of colors and materials.

The creativity in the use of lights.

The creativeness and originality in the float design concept.