Parade of Lights

Celebrate 20 years on December 20!

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Downtown Tucson Partnership proudly presents the 20th Annual Downtown Parade of Lights!

This year we’d like to celebrate the past 20 years and thank the Tucson community for being part of the Downtown Parade of Lights. There has been so much change in downtown Tucson in 20 years, let’s remember the past and look forward to the future.

This year, we are celebrating the wonderful entries that have been involved in the parade for years. Groups like the Southern Arizona Greyhound Society and Old Pueblo Vintage Fire Brigade continue to light up the night each year.

Old Pueblo Vintage Fire Brigade

Entry Form

Download the Official 2014 Downtown Parade of Lights Entry Form by clicking here!

Parade Route

The 2014 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.

2014 Parade of Lights Route Map

St. Augustine’s Cathedral


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!






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.







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.