When the chill fills the air, Colorado becomes a magical place with music, festivals, ice skating and events. Put an extra sparkle into your eye when you add one of the area’s spectacular lighting displays on your “must do” holiday list.
BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT
Nov 17-Jan 7 from 4:30-9pm
1007 York St., Denver
If warm weather already feels like a distant memory, bask in the blooms at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ annual Blossoms of Light. True to their conservation spirit, the Gardens uses more than 1 million LED lights to dazzle and inspire gardeners and garden-enthusiasts with beautiful, larger-than-life botanical creations. Supported by SCFD.
Nov 16-Dec 24 • Times Vary
The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace • 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
Leave your chill at the door when you enter Camp Christmas located inside the Stanley Marketplace. As the kitschiest, campiest holiday experience in the area, you can customize your experience with Theme Nights, Santa Visits, Drag Queen Tours and more. Immerse yourself in a 15,000 square-foot, 360-degree kaleidoscope of yuletide cheer! Supported by SCFD.
HUDSON HOLIDAYS & LIGHT UP THE NEW YEAR
Holiday Lights: Nov 24-Dec 31 • Times Vary
New Year Lights: Jan 2-28 • Times Vary
6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
Featuring not one but two spectacular light shows, The Hudson Gardens & Event Center will dazzle all guests to this outdoor experience. Stroll through the twinkling lights spread throughout the Gardens as you savor the warmth of hot cocoa or an adult beverage before sharing your wish list with Santa. Then return in January as the lighting display transforms into an entirely different underwater-inspired experience. Supported by SCFD.
THE MILE HIGH TREE
Nov 17-Dec 31
Civic Center Park, 101 14th Ave., Denver
If Denver has a signature holiday symbol, it’s sure to be The Mile High Tree. At seven stories tall, you can step inside and be immersed by more than 60,000 programable LED lights that are set to multi-cultural holiday music. Plus, you can wander over to the nearby Christkindlemarket to explore German and European holiday gifts, entertainment and food.
TRAIL OF LIGHTS
Nov 24-Jan 1
Parking opens at 4:50pm. Last entry at 8:30pm
Chatfield Farms at 8500 W. Deer Canyon Rd., Littleton
Brought to you by the Denver Botanic Gardens is Trail of Lights at Littleton’s Chatfield Farms. More than a mile of walking trail is illuminated with thousands of LED lights that light the way. The experience includes music in the amphitheater, singing Christmas trees, beverages and tasty treats, plus warming huts to keep the chill at bay. Supported by SCFD.
Dec 2-Jan 7 • Times vary
2300 Steele St., Denver
For 33 years, the Denver Zoo has brightened the holiday season with its marvelous Zoo Lights. With more than 3 million lights including new animated light sculptures, nowhere else in Denver delivers lights plus an up-close-and-personal encounter with elephants, giraffes and hippos! Enjoy ice carving, craft cocktails and special add-on opportunities to make an experience perfectly suited to you. Supported by SCFD.