Friday, November 30, from 5:30 to 9:30 PM


Hyatt Regency
650 15th St
Denver, CO 80202

Driving Directions


Mary Beth Armbruster
Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain

Indoor viewing of the Parade of Lights from the IECRM Party.

Plenty of kids activities, including facepainting. 

The "Apprince & Apprincess" atop IECRM's Sparkling Ice Castle float, surrounded by IECRM volunteer walkers. Want to walk in the Parade this year? Click here!

By sponsoring the IECRM Holiday Parade Party, you are underwriting the opportunity for IECRM students and alumni to join in this celebration with their families, while showing support for the entire IECRM community. 
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.

Click here to sponsor this event!


IECRM Member Holiday Parade Party 

IECRM members, students, alumni, spouses, children, and friends are invited to IECRM's Family-Friendly Holiday Party, coinciding with the LIVE broadcast of the 44th Annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights, where IECRM's Sparkling Ice Castle float will make its repeat performance!

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 in 2017 as the newest addition to the 9NEWS Parade of Lights in more than 20 years.

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 in style -- and warmth -- 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.

Tickets include:
Dinner, dessert, hot cocoa, spectacular indoor and outdoor views of the electrical parade, a visit with Santa, entertainment, games, a visit with the Ice Castle prince and princess, and a chance to win great prizes!

Special Ticket Discounts are available for IECRM Students and members and their families.

Ho Ho Ho, Santa Claus is coming to town! 

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be our special guests at the party. Skip the long line at the Mall, and instead bring your kids to come see Santa at the IECRM Holiday Parade Party!


What about parking?
For your convenience, you may pre-pay for your guaranteed parking in the hotel garage. 

Early Bird Parking: $25 self-park or $30 valet.
After November 16: $30 self-park or $35 valet.

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 $105 at the Hyatt Regency (book by November 20th to lock in the rate)!

Make OUR Holiday Party YOUR Holiday Party!
Special perks for groups of 10 or more 

Enjoy the convenience of your own event planners when you make OUR holiday party YOUR holiday party! In addition to special recognition and perks for groups, we have already arranged for a delicious menu, kids activities, entertainment, parking, cash bar, and even great room rates. Bring your employees and their spouses and families and let's celebrate the holidays and IECRM's float together! Click here for details. 


Photos of last year's Holiday Parade Party and IECRM students, staff, and members building the float:



Click here to veiw more photos of last year's party.

Click here to view a timelapse video of the float being built.

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 at the Convention Center, NOT the Grand Hyatt or the Hyatt House)

Friday, November 30, 2018
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.


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 will receive your voucher through a separate email one week before the event. 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.
Parking fees (or your pre-paid parking voucher) are collected as you exit the facility at the end of the night.


  • Your camera or cell phone for taking photos of Santa, the party, and the parade! 

  • 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 (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 will be riding on the float as the Prince and Princess of the Ice Castle!

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 44th 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 appearance!

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!


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.
Face Painting: Have your face decorated with pretty paints and glitter to be transformed for the evening!


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

The Hyatt Regency is offering a special discount to IECRM Holiday Party guests for $105.00 for the night. There are still rooms available. Click here for information.


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: Assorted cookies, hot cocoa, and freshly brewed coffee.


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 wave to and interact with parade spectators along the 2.2 mile route in downtown Denver. 

FRIDAY, NOV. 30 and/or SATURDAY, DEC. 1.

Participants minimum age: 11. The parade route is 2.2 miles from step off to disband. You must sign up on the link above.

Click here to print this information! 

Thank you, sponsors!

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