Parade of Lights



Carondelet Health Network and the Downtown Tucson Partnership presented the 23rd Annual Parade of Lights & Festival on Saturday, December 16, 2017! We welcomed a new route and new location of the festival in Jacome Plaza. Thank you to our additional support sponsors: City of Tucson, Cox, Tucson Electric Power, and Azteca Tucson 14! Last year’s Parade & Festival was the most attended on record! There was even SNOW in the Plaza, a first for Downtown Tucson and we hope to continue this as a tradition at every Parade of Lights Festival!


2017 Award Winners: 

Grand Marshal’s Award (Best Entry Overall) $500 Award – City of Tucson, Parks & Recreation
Pioneer Award (Best Historical or Cultural Theme) $250 Award – Grupo Folklorico Los Amigos
Holiday Spirit Award (Best Use of Lights) $250 Award – Old Pueblo Vintage Fire Brigade 
Harmony Award (Best Musical Group) $250 Award – Mariachi Los Giros
Bright Horizon Award (Best Youth Group) $250 Award – John Valenzuela Youth Center

Honorable Mention – Tow-Mater as Rudolph


Day of Parade News Coverage:

Parade of lights and festival draws thousands to Downtown Tucson

23rd Parade of Lights introduces new features

Photos: 2017 Parade of Lights