Thousands Attend 29th Annual Parade of Lights
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The 29th annual Parade of Lights took place in downtown Grand Junction Saturday evening. Thousands attended the event, officials say it is the Grand Valley's largest parade of the year.
Officials say folks were setting up their spots as early as 7:30 a.m.
About 105 floats were on display for onlookers. This year's theme for the parade was A Fairy Tale Christmas.
There are four different categories: businesses, performances, organizations and youth. All of the floats will be judged and three winners named in each category.
Earlier in the day local nonprofits were selling holiday treats and hot drinks for folks to enjoy.
Kathy Dirks, marketing director for the downtown partnership, said, "It's just such a wonderful community event. You know people come downtown early in the day and they shop and they have lunch and then after the parade they'll stay and have dinner. So it's a great boost for downtown and it's also just a lot of fun."
The parade began at 5 p.m and lasted around two hours.
Tune in to NewsChannel 5 at 10 for full coverage on the event.