DENVER — Colorado's brightest holiday tradition returns next month and you can be part of the magic!

Volunteers are needed to help out with the 44th Annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights, which will take place Friday, November 30 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 1 at 6 p.m.

The 9NEWS Parade of Lights, produced by the Downtown Denver Partnership and presented by American Furniture Warehouse, has grown into the largest and most-watched parade in the Rocky Mountain region bringing in thousands of people to downtown Denver.

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Every year more than 500 volunteers make the parade happen. Volunteer positions include costume characters, helium balloon handlers, grandstand managers, parade production assistance and more.

If you've ever wanted to be an elf, fish, toy soldier, gift box or to hold a huge balloon, check and apply for a volunteer position here:

Volunteer applications are due on or before Friday, October 26, 2018.

For questions you can call 303-840-0045 or email

The parade will begin in front of the spectacularly-lit Denver City and County Building before snaking through downtown Denver on a two-mile parade route.

The holiday parade, which is free to attend, will have more than 40 illuminated floats, helium-filled character balloons, marching bands, equestrian units and cultural entries and a special appearance from Santa Claus.

You can relieve the 2017 9NEWS Parade of Lights here!

9NEWS Parade of Lights
9NEWS Parade of Lights