A weekend holiday celebration December 13 & 14, 2013
2013 Parade Theme: TBA
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 7 & 8.
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...
Parking: Parking lots are located around Roosevelt Park and downtown locations. Parking lots located off Coffman Street will close at 3pm on Saturday, December 8, for the Longmont Lights Parade. All cars in Coffman Street parking lots at 3pm must remain until roads reopen following the parade at 8pm.
Pets: Please be considerate of fellow festival goers and leave all pets at home.
Restrooms: Restrooms are located at west and east ends of Roosevelt Park within the Longmont Senior Center and the St Vrain Memorial Building.
ATMs: are located at Wells Fargo Bank and US Bank, within two blocks of Roosevelt Park, for your convenience in purchasing food.
Weather Policy: The event goes on in all weather conditions.
The parade is on Saturday, Dec 8. There is a single Longmont Lights! Parade and it will be on Saturday, December 8.
Friday, December 7
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. Proudly sponsored by Next Care Urgent Care.
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 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
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 by the Rose Garden in the south side of Roosevelt Park.
Mini-Train Rides: 5 to 8pm
Enjoy a free mini-train ride, geared for children 6 and under. North/West part of the park by the flag pole, starting by the Ice Pavilion and turning around by the Rose Garden. Proudly sponsored by the Twin Peaks Mall.
New!! 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.
Holiday Ice Show: 6 to 7 pm
As part of the 2012 Longmont Lights celebration, the City's Ice Pavilion hosted a Holiday Ice Show featuring ice skating instructors and professionals from the Denver area.
Free public skate and skate rentals following the show.
Night Parachute Drop : 7:30 pm - weather permitting
Mile High Skydiving Club proudly sponsors the pyrotechnic night parachute drop at 7:30pm in Roosevelt Park.
Sounds of the Holiday: 5 to 8 pm at the Longmont Senior Center
While you are there enjoying the music, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies!
5 - 5:45 pm: local Barbershop singers
5:45-6:30 pm: Take Note
6:45-8 pm: Longmont Concert Band. The Longmont Concert Band is a nonprofit organization composed of volunteer musicians whose goals are to provide quality concert band music to the general public, to provide a fun and invigorating atmosphere for local amateur musicians to create music, and to increase the sense of community in the local area by being active participants in local events.
Parade line-up begins at 3:30pm along the streets of Longs Peak Avenue and Bross Street.
2012 Parade Marshall: Edwina Salazar, OUR Center Executive Director.
Edwina Salazar is the Executive Director of the OUR Center. The OUR Center is Longmont’s largest basic needs nonprofit agency with a mission of helping people move toward self-sufficiency by unifying community resources. The OUR Center’s focus is to help people keep roofs over their heads and food on their tables as they work through their current situations and on to self-sufficiency. The Center provides an array of services to help people through periods of financial crises, including case management and referrals to resources provided by our many community partners. The OUR Center also operate Aspen Center for Child Development, which provides excellent child care, child development, and full-day school readiness programs for children six weeks to six years old from families of all income levels. During and after the parade the OUR Center and the Salvation Army will sponsor a tent with kids activities, hot chocolate, snacks and holiday music at Aspen Center located downtown at 501 5th St. The OUR Center’s web site is www.ourcenter.org.
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.
Extended viewing route continued in 2012! The parade will proceed from third avenue up to 8th avenue, creating an extra block of viewing space for spectators!
Photo Time with Santa, Mrs. Clause, and Friends: 6:15 to 7:30 pm
NEW Warm up area following the parade in the St Vrain Memorial Building Gymnasium. Bring your camera/smart phone for a close up pictures with your child(ren) with Santa, Mrs. Clause, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, and Friends.
Mini-Train Rides: 5 to 8pm* *Train will not run during the fireworks show 6:45-7pm
Enjoy a free mini-train ride, geared for children 6 and under. North/East part of the park by the flag pole, by the turning around loop in RTD parking lot. Proudly sponsored by the Twin Peaks Mall.
Fireworks: 6:45 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, Carolers: 5 to 8 pm
Visit the warmth of the fire pits as you walk around Roosevelt Park and enjoy the millions of lights!
Free Ice Skating: 6 to 8 pm
Enjoy free skate admission and skate rentals during Saturday evening from 6 to 8 pm.
Sounds of the Holiday Season: 6:45 to 8 pm
Enjoy the music of two different groups at the Longmont Senior Center! From 6:45-7:15, enjoy the performance of the New Creation Choir and then from 7:15 - 8pm listen to the sounds of Longmont Chorale Singers. While you are there, enjoy a free cup of hot cocoa and a cookie!
Thank you to our 2012 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
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updated 3/4/2013 by web page author S. Dabney, (303) 774-4827