Sidewalks were filled with friends and families bundled up in jackets, beanies and blankets as they staked out choice spots for Denver’s annual Parade of Lights downtown on Saturday night.
Temperatures were in the low 40s, but the winter cold didn’t seem to bother parade-goers. The little ones seemed especially unfazed as they ran around the empty streets, some waving around light sticks they bought from savvy vendors anticipating willing customers.
Parade participants included balloons of a giant tiger, the Grinch and a nicely wrapped present. High school marching bands played modern rock and holiday classics, and decked-out floats promoted organizations like the Donor Alliance, the Colorado Black Arts Festival and Denver International Airport.
The parade featured over 40 participants, according to event organizers.