Friday, December 1, from 5:30 to 9:30 PM
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Hyatt Regency
650 15th St
Denver, CO 80202

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Carrie Alleman
Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain

To make this party memorable and magical for our IECRM community and their guests and families we are in need of sponsors for this event. All sponsors will receive recognition on all marketing materials including, web page, emails, printed programs, signage and other media at the event. Sponsorships over $1000 will receive 4 VIP tickets to the event with their sponsorship.

Click here to sponsor this event!


IECRM Annual Member Holiday Party 

IECRM members, students, alumni, spouses, children, and friends are invited to IECRM's Family-Friendly Annual Holiday Party, coinciding with the LIVE broadcast of the 43rd Annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights, where IECRM's Sparkling Ice Castle float will make its grand debut!

Cheer on the IECRM float from the beautiful Hyatt Regency, with direct indoor and outdoor views of the Parade, as part of our Family-Friendly Holiday Party. IECRM members and students designed and built the float as the newest addition to the 9NEWS Parade of Lights in more than 20 years.  

IECRM's Sparkling Ice Castle Float design

IECRM's float celebrates the hard work of the men and women in electrical and renewable energy industry, illuminates the importance of skilled trade workers to our economy and communities, and shines the light on skilled trades as a viable and sustainable career path for our future generations.

Invite your family and friends to experience the 9NEWS Parade of Lights like never before with a spectacular view from the 2nd floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel located directly on the parade route OR take your hot cocoa and step right outside to get a close-up view. For your convenience, you may pre-pay for your parking in the hotel garage ($20 self-park) when you register or arrive by 5:30 for discounted $25 valet parking. Better yet, make it a night on the town stay at the hotel with the IECRM discount! Click here to book your discounted hotel rate of only $119 at the Hyatt Regency (book by November 20th to lock in the rate)!

Tickets include:
Dinner, dessert, hot cocoa, spectacular indoor and outdoor views of the electrical parade,  cookie decorating, and a chance to win great prizes!

Special Ticket Pricing for Apprentice Students: $20 per adult, $10 per child.


Important Information about the Event, Parking, Street Closures, and more!

2nd Floor Centennial Ballroom
Hyatt Regency at the Convention Center
650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202, between 14th and 15th Streets, between Champa and Welton.

(Note: there are 3 Hyatts in Downtown Denver. This is the Hyatt Regency, NOT the Grand Hyatt or the Hyatt House)

Friday, December 1, 2017

5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Due to street closures downtown, you must arrive no later than 6:30 pm. Streets will not re-open until 10:00 pm. You will be unable to exit the parking garage until 10:00 pm. Please plan your evening accordingly. Please prepare for very slow traffic throughout downtown and crowded public transportation.

Recommended Directions:

Come downtown via Speer or I-25 to Colfax, left on Welton Street (one-way). Proceed on Welton for 2 blocks.
For valet parking: enter on 15th or if the street is closed, enter on Welton Street, on the left, immediately after self-parking signs.
For self-parking: turn left into the Hyatt Regency parking garage just after 14th.

Parking Information:

Arrive NO LATER than 6:30 pm as the streets in downtown Denver will be closing for the parade and you will not be able to access the Hyatt Regency.

If you are parking at the Hyatt Regency:
If you pre-paid for valet or self-park, you received your voucher through a separate email. Please PRINT YOUR VOUCHER to show when you arrive at the parking garage or valet.
If you did not pre-pay for valet or self-park, you may park at the Hyatt Regency on a space-available basis. Hyatt Regency parking is first-come, first-served. At the IECRM event check-in on the 2nd floor of the hotel, we will have discount vouchers for parking. Parking fees are $20 self-park and $25 valet.
Parking fees (or your pre-paid parking voucher) are collected as you exit the facility at the end of the night.


  • Your pre-paid parking voucher

  • Cash or credit card for the cash bars

  • Cash or credit card for IECRM stocking stuffers -- ornaments, beanies, socks and more!

  • Patience for driving through downtown

  • Your Holiday spirit!


5:00 pm: Registration
Please check in with IECRM staff to get your nametag, party lights, and a special keepsake gift to commemorate our float (one per family; additional gifts available for $10 each).

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Take photographs with the Ice Castle Float’s “Apprince & Apprincess”
Our very own apprentices Ryan Gimeno and Heather Volk will be riding on the float as the Prince and Princess of the Ice Castle. Both Ryan and Heather were very involved in the creation of our float, and will represent IECRM on the float this year!

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Dinner stations and cash bar open

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Activities open

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Hot cocoa, coffee and cash bar open in front of viewing windows

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Live telecast of the 43rd Annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights
We’ll be showing the live broadcast before the parade passes by the Hyatt Regency.

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm: The Parade of Lights passes by the Hyatt Regency.
Guests are welcome to watch from the 2nd story at the Hyatt, move down to the 1st floor, or grab their hot chocolate to head outside to join the crowd!

8:45 pm: Get ready to see the IECRM Sparkling Ice Castle float make its debut!

9:30 pm: Parade concludes
10:00 pm: Streets re-open and guests may exit parking garage or valet
Our bar will be open as well as the hotel lounge while you are waiting for streets to re-open. Relax and mingle with friends and colleagues!

The Evening’s Menu:

Freshly Made Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Station with Assorted Toppings

with Arugula Salad, Walnut and Dried Cranberries with Mustard Vinaigrette, Cranberry Thyme Stuffing, House Made Cranberry Relish and Pan Gravy, and Harvest Seeded Twist Rolls

with Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Hazelnut Vinaigrette, Smashed Yukon Potatoes

DESSERT: Cookie Decorating Station: Holiday and Winter Inspired Sugar Cookies, Royal Icings, and Assorted Decorating Candies

HOT COCOA STATION: Decadent Dark Chocolate Cocoa with Mini Marshmallows and Peppermint Sticks

COFFEE: Freshly Brewed Coffee

Business casual -- so feel free to dress down/up or wear your ugly Christmas sweater!

Family-Friendly Activities:

Movies: Relax and watch Frozen or Polar Express.
Games: Play Big Checkers and Cornhole.
Arts and Crafts: Create a Snowflake, color the Sparkling Ice Castle, and make a Holiday Paper Chain.
Cookie Decorating: Use pretty candies and icing to make beautiful holiday sugar cookies.

 Hotel Stays: 
The Hyatt Regency is offering a special discount to IECRM Holiday Party guests for $119.00 for the night. There are still rooms available. Click here for information.


Ever wanted to be in a parade?
Sign up now for one or both nights! The walkers will be dressed in lighted electricians' safety vests, hard hats, and other accessories and will hand out goodies to parade spectators along the 2.2 mile route in downtown Denver. 


Participants minimum age: 14. The parade route is 2.2 miles from step off to disband. 

Timing: Typical time commitment is 3-4 hours (1 hour for staging, 2.5 hours of walking 2.2 miles). Staging info, waiver, uniform info, and arrival times will be emailed. Friday night, walkers must report to the "staging area" at 6:30 pm. Saturday night, walkers must report to the staging area at 4:30 pm. 


Sponsors and Partners of the IECRM Float

AIS Industrial      CED Denver      Dodge Sign Company          Encore Electric

Legrand     Loveland Creator Space    Network Insurance     Professional Plastics

QED Denver     REXEL      Weifield Group Contracting