35th annual Festival of Lights Parade to cause temporary downtown road closures Saturday

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 35th annual Festival of Lights Parade will take place Saturday, Dec. 7 on Tejon Street, from St. Vrain Street to Vermijo Avenue, at 5:50 p.m. Free and open to the public, the following road closures will be implemented for the popular parade:

2-8:30 p.m.

  • Pikes Peak Avenue, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue

3-8:00 p.m.

  • Tejon Street, from Cache la Poudre Street to Boulder Street
  • Dale Street, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
  • Monument Street, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
  • Willamette Street, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
  • St. Vrain Street, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue

4:30-8:30p.m.

  • Bijou Street, from Cascade to Tejon Street
  • Tejon Street, from Boulder Street to Cimarron Street
  • Boulder Street, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
  • Platte Avenue, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
  • Bijou Street, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
  • Kiowa Street, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
  • Pikes Peak Avenue, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
  • Colorado Avenue, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
  • Vermijo, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue
  • Costilla Street, from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to find parking. On-street metered parking will be available and free after 6 p.m. on all open roads, and parking in all three city garages will be available for $5 per hour. Handicapped parking is located on both Bijou Street and Kiowa Street between Nevada and Cascade avenues.

Event attendees can also register to receive emergency-related messages during the event by texting Lights2019 to 888-777 through the Pikes Peak Office of Emergency Management’s Everbridge notification system.

Additional information regarding the parade can be found at coloradospringsfestivaloflights.com.

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