(COLORADO SPRINGS) — Thousands of individuals lined the streets of Downtown Colorado Springs for the annual Festival of Lights Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Thousands attend 2022 Festival of Lights parade
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Local fire departments, law enforcement, marching bands, Fort Carson and more members of the community marched the streets in colorful holiday lights. Colorado Springs Olympic Athletes also made a special appearance at the parade.

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum (USOPM) teamed up with UCHealth for a Festival of Lights Celebration that hosted athlete meet and greets, a beer garden, indoor curling, artifact demonstrations, and service puppies at the museum.

The Park Union District also took part in the celebrations by featuring a holiday tree farm and other activities along Sierra Madre Street and Vermijo Avenue throughout the day.