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Festival of Lights route & closures

Colorado Springs Festival of Lights
Posted at 5:24 PM, Dec 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-03 23:08:11-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — The 38th annual Festival of Lights Parade will take place Saturday, Dec. 4 starting at 5:50 p.m. on Tejon Street.

The popular event is free and open to the public, but there will be several road closures downtown that will last for several hours. The City of Colorado Springs provided a list of those road closures below:

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to find parking. Organizers say that on average about 60,000 people attend the parade.

On-street metered parking will be available on all open roads. Parking in all three city garages will be available for $1 per hour. Handicapped parking is located on both Bijou Street and Kiowa Street between Nevada and Cascade avenues.

2-8:30 p.m.

  • Pikes Peak Avenue between Cascade and Nevada avenues

3-8 p.m.

  • Tejon Street between Cache la Poudre and Boulder streets
  • Dale Street between Cascade and Nevada avenues
  • Monument Street between Cascade and Nevada avenues
  • Willamette Street between Cascade and Nevada avenues
  • St. Vrain Street between Cascade and Nevada avenues

4:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Bijou Street between Cascade Avenue and Tejon Street
  • Tejon Street between Boulder and Cimarron streets
  • Boulder Street between Cascade and Nevada avenues
  • Platte Avenue between Cascade and Nevada avenues
  • Bijou Street between Cascade and Nevada avenues
  • Kiowa Street between Cascade and Nevada avenues
  • Pikes Peak Avenue between Cascade and Nevada avenues
  • Colorado Avenue between Cascade and Nevada avenues
  • Vermijo Avenue between Cascade and Nevada avenues
  • Costilla Street between Cascade and Nevada avenues

The Festival of Lights Parade is a nonprofit organization, established to ensure that the citizens of the Pikes Peak Region are able to enjoy this tradition each December.

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