Hundreds of spectators donned in winter coats, gloves, and hats, sipped hot chocolate and warmed themselves with holiday spirit during the 2018 Parade of Lights Saturday evening on historic Main Street.
Over 60 floats participated in this year's parade organized around the theme "Illuminate." The parade featured various light displays, music, dancers, classic cars, a performance by the Montrose High School marching band, various floats built by local clubs and organizations, followed by an appearance by Santa.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission took first place in the float competition followed by Agrupacion Clave 5 in second and Northside Elementary taking third place.
The parade lasted about 90 minutes through clear and cold conditions following recent snowy weather.
Many businesses stayed open during the parade, some provided hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies during the festivities. The City of Montrose's Office of Business and Tourism provided the stage and music on Main Street. Scotty Kenton provided the sound equipment and local emcee Johnny Brokaw introduced each float as they passed the judge’s table.
The City of Montrose would like to thank all the downtown businesses that participated in the evening festivities, and all the local organizations and community members that took time to participate in the parade.
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