Official Communications from the Town of Lyons

Holiday Parade of Lights & Craft Bazaar

December 1 & 2

Holiday Parade of Lights and Craft Bazaar

The Holiday Parade of Lights is a staple event in Lyons, aimed to strengthen community and inspire togetherness. All donations directly support the costs of the parade and fireworks show - a production exceeding $8,500 annually. It is in huge thanks to generous donors that the safety, infrastructure, and charming elements are made possible at this year's Holiday Parade of Lights.

We thank you in advance for your contribution toward continuing this special Lyons tradition for years to come.

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Holiday Parade of Lights

The bright glow of the holidays is once again coming to the Town of Lyons on December 1!

The weekend of holiday festivities kick-off with the Lyons Holiday Bazaar, on December 1, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and December 2, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. The highlight of the weekend is sure to be the Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 1.

The parade will start at 6:30 p.m., and be filled with illuminated, colorful floats -- many of which will be decorated in the theme of this year’s parade, Rocky Mountain Holidays!
Live music and entertainment will follow the parade, along with one of the regions only fireworks display occurring that weekend! 

Be in the Parade!

Join in on the holiday glow! If you are interested in entering the parade this year, please complete the Parade of Lights Entry Form. We'd love to have you!

Volunteer Opportunities

The annual Holiday Parade of Lights is an exciting community tradition, made possible by volunteer support! Check out this year's volunteer opportunities, and be a part of this cherished community event! Each volunteer position is vital for the overall production, and we recognize and appreciate each volunteer.

Parking and Traffic Impacts

The parade will route through Main Street, a portion of Hwy 7, Broadway and exiting onto 3rd Avenue. Cars will not be permitted to park on these roads between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Vehicles may be towed at owner’s expense if parked in a no parking parade route area between these times.

Parking will be available in Bohn Park, Railroad Ave., and side streets on the north end of town. Please note LaVern Johnson Park will not be accessible for spectating or parking.  Spectators should view the parade from the sidewalk areas and should not be in the street while the parade is in session.

The staging area, downtown area, and parade routes will impede traffic and cause delays for motorists. Those in town may not be able to exit until parade has completed. Staging for the parade entries will take place on 2nd Ave. between Railroad and Park, on Evans between 2nd and 3rd Ave., and on Hwy 66 between 2nd Ave. and Park St. 

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Keep it Local, Shop Lyons, and WIN!

November 24 - December 24

Shop Lyons

We’re taking Small Business Saturday to a new level this year in Lyons! Shop any Lyons establishment from November 24 through December 24 and be entered in weekly drawings for $25 at your favorite local shop, or a grand prize basket full of gifts from our businesses. Keep it local and reap rewards!
How to play:

  1. Spend at least $10 in a Lyons business.
  2. Snap a picture of your purchase AND your receipt with amount spent.
  3. Post your picture on Facebook using #ShopLyonsCO or email it to
  4. Stay tuned for notification that you won, to select your gift card to your favorite local spot.
  5. Keep shopping! More entries increase your odds for the grand prize basket!

Two winners will be randomly selected each week of the month. First week winners will have the option of selecting Bazaar Bucks for the Lyons Holiday Craft Bazaar in lieu of a business gift certificate.
Take part at the Lyons VIBE happenings on Facebook!

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