With fewer daylight hours to enjoy, the magic of the holiday season is most often portrayed through intricate outdoor light displays. The city of Denver, CO, hosts a number of inspiring holiday light shows throughout the season. Bundle up in your warmest winter attire and grab your loved ones to attend the following local light spectaculars!
Downtown Denver Grand Illumination
Head to downtown Denver any evening on or after November 27 to witness the Mile High streets up in lights during the city’s Grand Illumination celebration. Conduct your holiday shopping before stopping to see iconic Denver Union Station and the City and County Building drenched in vibrant holiday colors.
Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street
Celebrate the season in a special way by attending Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location. This holiday light show starts on Black Friday and continues nightly through New Year’s Day featuring thousands of blinking beauties set to the gardens’ winding landscape.
Winter walkways transform into glittering vistas, water features reflect cheery splashes of color, and bare-bone branches take on new life. Stay warm by sipping a hot beverage and munching on a tasty treat as you wander in wonder.
Trail of Lights at Denver Botanic Gardens, Chatfield Farms
Walk the pastoral setting of Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chatfield Farms by the brilliant glow of mini rainbow sparks. Pick either the short path that leads to the kids’ holiday play area or the scenic track that meanders by the Green Farm Barn and silo. When your walk is done, stop by the hut and fire pit to warm-up with hot cocoa.
Trail of Lights visitors also have the option of seeing the illuminated farm by hayride on Friday and Saturday nights. Trail of Lights nights coincide with scheduling mentioned above for Blossoms of Light.
41st Annual Parade of Lights
Catch a well-lit parade saunter through downtown Denver at 9NEWS’ 41st Annual Parade of Lights on the nights of December 4 and 5. Once you settle in along the processional route, get ready to hum along to your favorite holiday tunes as bands march by, ooh and ah at hand-strung glowing floats and get a glimpse of Mr. Claus and Major Waddles the Penguin.
Zoo Lights 2015 at the Denver Zoo
The Denver Zoo’s Zoo Lights event grows to illuminate more of the zoo’s exhibits year after year. From December 4 to January 3, you can catch the zoo like you’ve never seen it before as lit-up animals climb, flutter, stomp, and swing from tree to tree overtop glittering surroundings. Nightly special guests, visits with Old Saint Nick, and awe-inspiring displays are ingredients for a special nighttime visit.
Lights, camera, action! It’s almost time for these special holiday tributes to take place. Don’t miss out on making memories with family and friends at these events as we all celebrate time spent together and ring in the new year.
Happy holidays from your friends at Mile High Honda!