LOOK: Photos of the Parade of Lights

The annual Parade of Lights processed across town on December 2 and drew thousands of spectators. Here’s a look at what we saw.

A massive tiger floats above the parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
A massive tiger floats above the parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
A massive tiger floats above the parade of lights. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The annual Parade of Lights processed across town on December 2 and drew thousands of spectators. Here’s a look at what we saw, including some less-jolly folks, protestors rallying for the repeal of the city’s urban camping ban. The issue came to a head on Monday night. But the protestors’ presence was overwhelmed by holiday joy, and there was certainly plenty to look at. See for yourself:

Kassie Hubbard prepares for the parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Kassie Hubbard has glitter applied to her face before the parade. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Overland High School students Maggie O'Riley (right to left), Grant Gulevich, Finn O'Riley and Malik Elgomati before the parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Overland High School students Maggie O’Riley (right to left), Grant Gulevich, Finn O’Riley and Malik Elgomati dressed as elves. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
The clown dressing room before the parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
The clown dressing room before the parade of lights. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Clown Ron Seigneur in the clown dressing room before the parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Clown Ron Seigneur in the clown dressing room. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Clowns Tracey Campbell and Mark Williams in the clown dressing room before the parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Clowns Tracey Campbell and Mark Williams sit nonchalantly. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Clown Terrance Carroll in the clown dressing room before the parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Clown Terrance Carroll has his photo taken, twice. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Jerry Burton speaks at a right to rest protest as elves pass in the background during the parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) protest; right to rest; homeless; parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Jerry Burton speaks at a “right to rest” protest as elves pass in the background before the parade. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Brandice McMillen speaks at a right to rest protest during the parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) protest; right to rest; homeless; parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Protest organizer Brandice McMillen speaks at a “right to rest” rally during the parade. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Jerry Burton speaks at a right to rest protest during the parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) protest; right to rest; homeless; parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Jerry Burton speaks at the protest. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
The CSU marching band. Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
The CSU marching band. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A giant nutcracker and rocking horse. Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
A giant nutcracker and rocking horse. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Steve Snyder and the Denver Water Running Toilet at the parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Steve Snyder and the Denver Water Running Toilet pose for a photo. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A floating tiger and wrapped gift and the capitol. Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
A floating tiger and wrapped gift and the Capitol. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
The CSU marching band. Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
The CSU marching band flag twirlers. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
The CSU marching band. Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
The CSU marching band. Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
An illuminated horse. Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
An illuminated horse. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A dragon operated by the Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu school. Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
A dragon operated by the Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu school. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Cosmic jellyfish. Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Cosmic jellyfish. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A decked-out low-rider. Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
A decked-out low-rider. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Clowns delight children. Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
A clown delights children. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
The Denver Citywide Marching Band. Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
The Denver Citywide Marching Band. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
The Denver Citywide Marching Band. Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
The Denver Citywide Marching Band. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Superman high-fives spiderman. Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Superman high-fives spiderman. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Dancers twirl to "Feliz Navidad." Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Dancers twirl to “Feliz Navidad.” (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A tent representing a right to rest protest before a float at the parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) protest; right to rest; homeless; parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
A tent representing a right to rest protest before a float at the parade of lights. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Firedancers march down Tremont. Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Firedancers march down Tremont. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
The big man himself. Parade of lights. Dec. 2, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) parade of lights; holiday; christmas; civic center; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
The big man himself. Parade of lights. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Author: Kevin Beaty

Kevin Beaty is a media producer with experience in a variety of settings spanning Hollywood film sets to international backpack journalism expeditions. He is on a never-ending quest to meld artful imagery, functional design and intimate storytelling. His biggest struggle in any given moment is whether to shoot stills or video.