Festival of Lights

When: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Where: Crist Park, 105 Fifth Street
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Event Details

Kick off the holiday season by helping us count down to the tree lighting in Crist Park! In addition to the lighting of the trees, this event will be full of festive cheer including a parade, free horse-drawn carriage rides, a live ice sculpture demonstration resulting in an interactive ice sculpture, selfies with Santa, and carolers.

Volunteers Needed

Help kick-off the holiday season by volunteering for the Festival of Lights. Volunteer positions range in times and tasks, but guarantee to help the community have a jolly time!

Sign up to volunteer at Festival of Lights.


5:00 - 8:00 pmMarket Vendors
Looking for a unique, locally-made gift for someone in your life? Shop local vendors for one-of-a-kind items. View our full list of Market Vendors here
5:30 pmFestival of Lights Parade
Take part in our annual Festival of Lights parade at 5:30 pm. The parade will proceed west on Fifth Street from Maple to Main. 
6:00 pmCountdown and Tree Lighting in Crist Park
Gather around the gazebo for introductions and help us countdown to light the trees!
6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Free Carriage Rides - Boarding on Main Street between Fourth and Fifth Street.
  • Selfies with Santa - Located in the Miners Museum.
  • Ice Sculptures - Discover works of ice sculpted art in the park.
  • Free Hot Chocolate - Located near Main Street.
  • Edge Gourmet Food Truck - Located on Main Street. They are also giving away free hot cocoa!
  • Holiday Music and Caroling - Located in the gazebo.

Carbon Valley Holiday Festival 

The Festival of Lights is one of three great events that make up the Carbon Valley Holiday Festival. Dash from the Town of Firestone's Crafts & Cocoa, to the City of Dacono's Holiday Festival, to our own Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 3. Attend all three events, and take a photo at each station to win a Carbon Valley gift basket full of holiday goodies! Plan your day with all the details.

Thank You, Sponsors!

Hot Chocolate Sponsors

logo for North Range Behavioral Health

United Power

Carriage Ride Sponsors

logo for Applewood plumbing heating & electric since 1973

Occidental Logo

Santa's Little Helper Sponsors

Aire Serv of the Front Range | Apollo Energy | Athletic Adventures Activity Center
Carbon Valley Church of Christ   |   FCI Constructors, Inc.   |   JP's Garage LLC
Lifetime Windows and Siding   |   LoriLee's Chocolates   |   RE/MAX Momentum
Renewal by Andersen   |   Sunrun Solar   |   TNT Home Services
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2022 Sponsor Opportunities

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Questions? Contact our Communications & Engagement Specialist for more information.