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33rd annual Festival of Lights Parade

The 33rd annual Festival of Lights Parade rolled, strolled, rode and danced down Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday, Dec 2, 2017.

Santa Claus waves to watchers at the end of the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Santa Claus waves to watchers at the end of the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A member of the Festival of Lights dances with a candy  cane on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A member of the Festival of Lights dances with a candy cane on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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Reindeer lead Santa's sleigh in the final float of the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Reindeer lead Santa's sleigh in the final float of the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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Erik Gillespie, left, shows off different lights to Ayla Kenoyer, 6, at the Festival of Lights before the parade starts on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Vendors sold lights up and down the parade route for kids to join in.
Erik Gillespie, left, shows off different lights to Ayla Kenoyer, 6, at the Festival of Lights before the parade starts on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Vendors sold lights up and down the parade route for kids to join in.

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The Arapahoe High School marching band rolls down Tejon for the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
The Arapahoe High School marching band rolls down Tejon for the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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Santa Claus waves to watchers at the end of the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Santa Claus waves to watchers at the end of the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A drummer plays from the back of a float in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A drummer plays from the back of a float in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A kid pops a wheelie in his small vehicle during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A kid pops a wheelie in his small vehicle during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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An El Paso County Sheriff Search and Rescue vehicle passes the crowd during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
An El Paso County Sheriff Search and Rescue vehicle passes the crowd during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A marching band member with extra lights stands out from his less illuminated colleagues in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A marching band member with extra lights stands out from his less illuminated colleagues in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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The Dragonman float breathes fire in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
The Dragonman float breathes fire in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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Dancers square off on a float in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Dancers square off on a float in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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keira Butler, 8, and Sophia Martinez, 5, grab candy from the back of a miniature float before the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Davey Jones made the mini-float and has brought it out for the last three years to give away candy canes.
keira Butler, 8, and Sophia Martinez, 5, grab candy from the back of a miniature float before the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Davey Jones made the mini-float and has brought it out for the last three years to give away candy canes.

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Beast from the Beauty and the Beast is decked with lights in Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Beast from the Beauty and the Beast is decked with lights in Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A dancer brandishes a sign during a musical number in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A dancer brandishes a sign during a musical number in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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Braxten Rubio, 2, grabs a candy cane from the back of an RC Santa float before the parade at the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Davey Jones made the mini-float and has brought it out for the last three years to give away candy canes.
Braxten Rubio, 2, grabs a candy cane from the back of an RC Santa float before the parade at the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Davey Jones made the mini-float and has brought it out for the last three years to give away candy canes.

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The Garden of the Gods float drives down Tejon during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
The Garden of the Gods float drives down Tejon during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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Pikes Peak Women's Hockey players wave their sticks from their float in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Pikes Peak Women's Hockey players wave their sticks from their float in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A kid peeks out from the UCCS sign in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A kid peeks out from the UCCS sign in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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keira Butler, 8, and Sophia Martinez, 5, grab candy from the back of a miniature float before the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Davey Jones made the mini-float and has brought it out for the last three years to give away candy canes.
keira Butler, 8, and Sophia Martinez, 5, grab candy from the back of a miniature float before the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Davey Jones made the mini-float and has brought it out for the last three years to give away candy canes.

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Members of the Arapahoe High School marching band blast their saxophones during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Members of the Arapahoe High School marching band blast their saxophones during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A kid covered in lights pulls a wagon during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A kid covered in lights pulls a wagon during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A marching band member from Arapahoe High School plays the trumpet in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A marching band member from Arapahoe High School plays the trumpet in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A group with a lit sign march in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A group with a lit sign march in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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Performers in the Arapahoe High School marching band wave to kids as they wait for the next song to start during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Performers in the Arapahoe High School marching band wave to kids as they wait for the next song to start during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A performer in the Arapahoe High School marching band twirls a flag during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A performer in the Arapahoe High School marching band twirls a flag during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A member of the Flow Art group twirls hoops in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A member of the Flow Art group twirls hoops in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A dancer with a candy cane in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A dancer with a candy cane in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A float in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A float in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A member of the Flow Art group twirls a hoop in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A member of the Flow Art group twirls a hoop in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A member of the Flow Art group twirls a hoop in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A member of the Flow Art group twirls a hoop in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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Kids wave from a float led by Snoopy the dog in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Kids wave from a float led by Snoopy the dog in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A kid waves from the back seat of a fire engine in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A kid waves from the back seat of a fire engine in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A dog eyes the crowd, looking for attention, during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A dog eyes the crowd, looking for attention, during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A marching band member plays the flute in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A marching band member plays the flute in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A marching band member clutches her light-decked instrument during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A marching band member clutches her light-decked instrument during the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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A member of the Flow Art group twirls a hoop in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A member of the Flow Art group twirls a hoop in the Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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