Festival of Lights Parade to cause temporary downtown road closures Saturday

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 38th annual Festival of Lights Parade will take place Saturday, Dec. 4 starting at 5:50 p.m. on Tejon Street, from St. Vrain Street to Vermijo Avenue. 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 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

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to find parking. 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.

Event attendees can register to receive emergency-related messages during the event by texting Lights2021 to 888-777 through the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency ManagementThe City and County are consolidating their Offices of Emergency Management in an effort to optimize staff resources, establish a single point of contact during major incidences and enhance communication both during and after an event. The new office, the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management (PPR-OEM) will support operations during a disaster or emergency in El Paso County and Colorado Springs.Because disaster knows no jurisdictional boundaries, we can most efficiently prepare for an emergency and respond to one by coordinating our efforts on a regional basis. The establishment of the PPR-OEM will allow the county and the city to more effectively coordinate and assist first responders in an emergency as well as preparing the government and the community for a disaster.’s Everbridge notification system.

Additional parade information can be found at ColoradoSpringsFestivalOfLights.com.

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