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Friday, December 2,2011

Downtown Boulder’s Lights of December Parade on Dec. 3

By Boulder Weekly Staff

The 24th annual Lights of December Parade will hit downtown Boulder this Saturday, Dec. 3.

This year, the parade will feature more than 50 local entries, including both the Fairview and Boulder High School marching bands and the Swing Dancing Elves.

“There is no better way to celebrate small businesses and our city’s community spirit than our annual Lights of December Parade,” said Sean Maher, executive director of Downtown Boulder, Inc. “The parade showcases community groups and local businesses who come together to ring in the holiday season in the heart of our vibrant downtown district.”

The parade begins at 6 p.m. at 15th and Walnut streets and will move west to 11th Street. Next it will march north to Spruce Street, and then east to end at Spruce and 15th streets. There are two reviewing stands, one located at 14th and Walnut streets and the other at 11th and Pearl streets. Attendees are encouraged to park for free in one of the five City of Boulder parking structures and to pay special attention to event ‘No Parking’ signs along and adjacent to the parade route.

Prior to the Lights of December Parade, Santa will be greeting visitors at the Visitor Information Center on 13th and Pearl Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of Downtown Boulder’s St. Nick on the Bricks.

Downtown Boulder’s Lights of December Parade and St. Nick on the Bricks are free events and open to the public.

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