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Mother nature rains on Parade of Lights, show goes on

Posted at 11:51 PM, Nov 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-25 12:45:39-05

SOUTHERN COLORADO – A multitude of colorful, festive displays are illuminating southern Colorado, welcoming the start of the holiday season.

One of those shining bright is the Palmer Lake star on the side of Sundance mountain.

Saturday marked the star’s annual lighting ceremony.
It’s a cherished tradition that dates back to 1936!

Unfortunately, mother nature made it hard to spot Saturday night.
But it’ll remain lit until January 1 for those who want to catch a glimpse of it.

Here’s what it normally looks like on a clear night:

Palmer Lake Star Courtesy: Alasyn Zimmerman
Palmer Lake Star
Courtesy: Alasyn Zimmerman

All the proceeds from folks who at the lighting ceremony will benefit the pedestrian bridge in Palmer Lake and go towards Palmer Lake Park improvements.

But a newer tradition marking it’s 29th year with a fresh set of lights was the Pueblo Parade of Lights.

A kaleidoscope display of lights, beaming with holiday cheer and dazzled spectators as they drove by.

The parade passed from the Mesa junction down Union Avenue to Main Street. Mother nature decided to literally rain on this parade, along with some other weather hiccups like cold and strong wind – forcing everyone to bundle up a little more than usual.

But it certainly didn’t stop lots of families from taking part in the celebration.

“Just brought the kids to come see the lights, get an early start on Christmas,” said Shane Yalotz. “The holiday spirit, everyone’s happy.”

Hopefully if you were there, you also spotted our very own News 5 float!

News 5 is a proud sponsor of the parade, not only did the news team deck out one of our live trucks some holiday sparkle, they also rocked their best Christmas-themed looks.

News 5 team at the Pueblo Parade of Lights
News 5 team at the Pueblo Parade of Lights

News 5’s Jessica Barreto was the gal behind the camera capturing all those fun moments.