Celebrate the Season in The Mile High City!
From the parade of lights to a parade of steers, like most things in Denver, the city goes all out for their holiday celebrations. Pick a weekend and you can find something festive to do from Thanksgiving through the end of January. Here are a few highlights to check out during the holiday season.
9 News Parade of Lights
Kicking off this weekend, The 9 News Parade of Lights is a tradition in Denver. You can catch it either Friday, December 6 or Saturday, December 7. Marching bands, fun characters, balloons, local celebs, plenty of sparkling lights, and of course, the big man himself. Get all of the details of this fun tradition here.
Holidays at The Theatre
There’s something special about a night at the theatre during the holidays. Whether it’s a date night or fun family occasion, a live performance will thrust you into the holiday spirit. Denver is full of holiday music and theatrical performances all season long. You can catch a show just about every weekend. Enjoy classics like The Nutcracker and A Christman Carol and family fun events like How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas and much more. Make a night of it with dinner and stay late with great hotel rates. Here’s a complete list of holiday shows in Denver this season.
Lights. Lights. Lights.
The Parade of Lights is just a small taste of the exterior illumination in Denver. Walkthrough and explore millions of lights throughout the city in several massive displays. Spend an evening at The Denver Zoo for Zoo Lights where kids and adults can sneak a peek at the animals while being amazed at the festive display throughout the entire zoo. Blossoms of Light allows you and the whole family to stroll through the Denver Botanic Gardens while enjoying a warm drink and plenty of interactive lights. The newest light feature in the city is the massive Mile High Tree in Sculpture Park. You can literally step inside a 110-foot-tall tree made entirely of lights. If you love holiday lights, Denver is the city for you. Find more information about the light extravaganzas here.
Denver is known for big, and the holidays get even bigger. These are just a couple of events happening in and around the city this holiday season. Take a night to explore this incredible city during the most magical time of the year. Learn about all of the holiday events in Cherry Creek North and Denver here.