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A weekend holiday celebration December 13 & 14, 2013
2013 Parade Theme: Lights on Parade!


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From ancient time light has been both a source of mystery and magic, providing necessary warmth and guidance. Enjoy the mystery and magic of millions of sparkling lights and the sights and sounds of winter holiday celebrations as Longmont Lights continues with special activities in Roosevelt Park December 13 & 14.

Download the 2013 Parade Application

Download the 2013 Sponsor Guide


Our Proud Sponsors

Thank you to our 2013 Event Sponsor - The Home Depot Thank you to our 2013 Fireworks Sponsor - Wright Kingdom Real Estate! Thank you to our 2013 Event Sponsor - First National Bank
The Home Depot

Wright Kingdom Real Estate - proud fireworks sponsor for Longmont Lights 2011!

Visit for all of your Longmont Real Estate needs!

First National Bank -- proud sponsor of Longmont Lights!

Special thanks to Ragazzi Restaurant for their donation to the parade!



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You can be a sponsor too! Sponsors are being sought to cover the costs of delightful components to Longmont Lights that are unable to be funded through other means. Please consider donating all or a portion of the costs. Your donation will be tax deductible. For more information, please e-mail or call (303) 774-4757.

Things to know about Longmont Lights Event...


Friday, December 13, 2013

Visit with Santa at Santa's Workshop during Longmont Lights' Friday Evening Celebration. Longmont Lights in Roosevelt Park: 5 to 8 pm

Santa's Workshop: 5 to 8 pm

Visit Santa on this magical evening. This parent/child activity is geared for children ages 10 and under. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the moments. Free wood craft (one per family please), courtesy of Home Depot. Stroller parking available in the Aspen Room off the entrance to the gym.


Hot Cocoa Carts: 5 to 8 pm

Enjoy a free cup of hot cocoa from one of the hot cocoa carts in Roosevelt Park at the Fire Pits. Sponsored by Longmont Meals on Wheels.

Reindeer Visit: 5 to 8 pm

Enjoy a visit with two live reindeer outside the front of the St Reindeer to visit during Friday evenings activities at Longmont Lights.Vrain Memorial Building.

Sleigh Rides: 5 to 8 pm

Take an old fashion horse-drawn sleigh ride around Old Town Longmont. Rides begin and end on the east side of the Longmont Senior Center. Free.


Fire Pits, Carolers: 5 to 8 pm

Free carriage rides available on Friday night at Longmont Lights.Visit the warmth of the fire pits as you walk around Roosevelt Park and see the millions of lights sparkle!

Ice Carving: 5 to 8pm

Enjoy custom ice carvings by Jess Parrish that celebrates Longmont Lights at Roosevelt Activity Pool in the north side of Roosevelt Park.


Enjoy Food Truck sales at Longmont Lights

Food Truck Sales: 5 to 8pm

Stop by to purchase food from various local food truck vendors from the Longs Peak Parking Lot area adjacent to the park. A heated tent is adjacent for your dining experience.


Holiday Ice Show: 6 to 7:30 pm

As part of the 2013 Longmont Lights celebration, the City's Ice Pavilion hosted a Holiday Ice Show featuring ice skating instructors and The 2010  ice carving design for Longmont Lightsprofessionals from the Denver area. Open Skate with regular admission fees available on Friday, December 13, from 10am-5:45pm & 7:30-9pm.

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Night Parachute Drop : 7:30 pm - weather permitting

Mile-Hi Skydiving Club proudly sponsors the pyrotechnic night parachute drop at 7:30pm in Roosevelt Park.


Watching the Night Parachute DropSounds of the Holiday Season: 5 to 8 pm at the Longmont Senior CenterThe Longmont Concert Band performs on Friday night, December 13, during Longmont Lilghts!

While you are there enjoying the music, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies!

5-5:30pm, Chancel Bells
5:45-6:15pm, Jester’s Dinner Theatre singers as Dickens carolers
6:30-8pm, Longmont Concert Band



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Saturday , December 14, 2013

Parade line-up begins at 3:30pm along the streets of Longs Peak Avenue and Bross Street.

A small preview of the map route used by the Longmont Lights Parade

Longmont Lights in Roosevelt Park:5 to 8 pm
Longmont Lights Holiday Parade, 5 pm

This year’s theme is “Lights on Parade .” Main Street will be illuminated with more than 60 floats twinkling with lights.Come watch this magical parade filled with marching toy soldiers, high school marching bands, ice castles, 12-ft. balloons, costumed characters and much more.

A float from the Longmont Lights ParadeExtended viewing route continued in 2013! The parade will proceed from third avenue up to 8th avenue, creating an extra block of viewing space for spectators!

Download map of parade route.

Download 2013 parade line-up


Fireworks display at Longmont LightsNew Time! Fireworks: 7 pm - weather permitting

Fireworks will fill the air at Roosevelt Park (north end of the St. Vrain Memorial Building) following the parade.

Hot Cocoa Carts: 5 to 8 pm

Enjoy a free cup of hot cocoa from one of the hot cocoa carts in Roosevelt Park at the fire pits. Sponsored by Longmont Meals on Wheels.

Fire pits at Longmont Lights

Fire Pits, Carolers: 5 to 8 pm

Visit the warmth of the fire pits as you walk around Roosevelt Park and enjoy the millions of lights! Indoor warmth is also available in the gym at the St Vrain Memorial Building.

Open Skate Ice Skating:

Enjoy regular admission rates for Open Skate and skate rentals on Saturday. Open Skate will be available from 10am-9pm on Saturday, December 14.

Take Note performs on Saturday, Dec 14, 6:45-8pm, at the Longmont Senior Center during Longmont Lights!

Sounds of the Holiday Season: 5:30 to 8 pm

Enjoy the music of two different groups at the Longmont Senior Center! While you are there, enjoy a free cup of hot cocoa and a cookie!

5:30-6:45pm in the lobby, April Rothleutner, classical piano

6:45-8pm, Take Note

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Thank you to our 2013 Sponsors of Longmont Lights!

Longmont Power & Communication and Broes Electric are proud

to support Longmont Lights Festival.

We encourage you to make the switch to energy-efficient LED lighting and save energy this holiday season.

At LPC's low residential rate, the average 25-bulb string of traditional lights costs $2.08 per month to use. A 100-bulb string of mini lights costs an average of $0.33 per string. LED lights, however, costs about $0.002 (less then a penny) per month. LED Lights are a bright idea. Use LED holiday lighting for energy efficiency

Wright Kingdom Real Estate - Proud firework sponsor for Longmont Lights! Longmont Power logo Broes Electric, 2009 Sponsor of Longmont Lights!  
Home Depot - proud sponsor of Longmont Lights City of Longmont presents Longmont Lights Meals on Wheels, 2009 Sponsor of Longmont Lights!


New Creation Church Logo, proud sponsor of Longmont Lights!  

Mile-Hi Skydiving



updated 12/5/2013 by web page author S. Dabney, (303) 774-4827