Friday, we got to participate in Downtown Greeley’s annual tradition of Greeley Lights the Night. Greeley Lights the Night is a time honored tradition that dates back 21 years to 1995. The 21st Annual Greeley Lights the Night Parade took place on November 26th from 5:30 – 7:00PM. The parade began at 9th Avenue and 15th Street and ended at Lincoln Park with a lighting ceremony and a visit from Santa Claus. Over 60 lighted entries highlighted the parade, which was presented by the Greeley Chamber of Commerce/Visit Greeley in addition, to the lighting ceremony in Lincoln Park, presented by the Downtown Development Authority and the City of Greeley. It served as the official holiday kick-off for the City of Greeley and surrounding areas.
It was a chilly November evening but the floats and the lights were spectacular. We snagged a spot right in front of the Lincoln Park sign and watched the parade from there. There were so many people and most of the good spots were snagged by 5PM. A note for future events: This gets packed and busy quick so make sure you arrive early. Be prepared for cold weather and fidgety children, lol. Here is a compilation of some videos from the evening.