In 1990, there were 30 floats in the first annual Cheyenne Christmas Parade.
This community tradition was started by a family who had attended various parades in other areas and realized this could be a great addition to the greater Cheyenne area. What began as the Parade of Lights has evolved into a themed parade with floats decorated in a new aesthetic each year. The parade was established by a set of new volunteers a decade ago, and this tradition continues today. Visit Cheyenne worked hard this year on the “Old West Holiday” theme of events kicked off last weekend with a downtown lighting show and ceremony. To align the Cheyenne Christmas Parade to the Old West Holiday activities, the theme is Deck the Halls Y’all.
Cheyenne Christmas Parade
Downtown Cheyenne | Saturday, November 28th, 2020 | 5:30 p.m.
THE ROUTE: The route for this parade begins at 17th Avenue and Carey Avenue going North. It then turns East on 24th Ave and then goes immediately south on Capitol Ave. The parade then concludes on Lincolnway going West.
BE PREPARED: Last year, the Cheyenne Christmas Parade was postponed due to weather for the first time in its history. A massive blizzard hit our community, and the community was blanketed with a winter wonderland earlier than expected. We have our fingers crossed that this doesn’t happen this year, and so far, it looks like the evening will be cold and require some heated blankets, cuddling, and hot chocolate, but no expected snowstorm.
HOLIDAY CHEER: Remember to bring newly purchased toys for the Toys for Tots Float. This is the first float of the parade, and these donations go to support families.
We hope you all can enjoy the 30th Annual Cheyenne Christmas Parade on Saturday following Thanksgiving. And if not, make sure to make time during the holiday season to enjoy the various Old West Holidays festivities planned throughout the season. Learn more HERE.