Mile High Tree and Denver Christkindlmarket combine to create city’s newest holiday experience.
For the first time, beginning Nov. 18, revelers can experience two of Denver’s most popular holiday attractions in one place. The Mile High Tree, America’s tallest digital tree, and the Denver Christkindlmarket, the city’s only authentic German holiday market, will converge in Civic Center Park to offer The Mile High City’s newest holiday celebration.
“The Mile High Tree remains the tallest art installation in the history of our city as well as a perfect community centerpiece for bringing people of all cultures together for seasonal celebrations,” said Richard W. Scharf, president and CEO of VISIT DENVER. “This has become an iconic attraction on the Denver skyline each holiday season, not to mention a new holiday tradition, and we couldn’t think of a more perfect location than Civic Center Park to collaborate with our partners at the City, the Civic Center Conservancy and the German American Chamber of Commerce - Colorado Chapter.”
The aptly named “Mile High Tree,” a seven-story, 39-foot diameter conical structure, is 10 feet higher than the tallest Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in history and contains 60,000 LED lights to create its signature programming. In its new home, the tree will sit directly adjacent to Christkindlmarket featuring nightly free public light shows choreographed to multi-cultural holiday music and accommodating up to 140 guests at a time for an immersive viewing experience within the tree.
The Mile High Tree will be open 5-10 p.m. every evening from Nov. 18 through Dec. 31. Entry to the Mile High Tree will be free to the public, and additional details can be found at MileHighHolidays.com, VISIT DENVER’s one-stop website for holiday activities throughout the city.
Hosted by the German American Chamber of Commerce – Colorado Chapter (GACC-CO), the Denver Christkindlmarket is returning to its spacious, open-air home along the center promenade of Civic Center Park and will be open daily from Nov. 18 through Dec. 23. A complete list of vendors, entertainment schedules and special events can be found at ChristkindlmarketDenver.com.
In its 22nd year, the Denver Christkindlmarket offers the charm of an authentic German Holiday Market right in the heart of the city featuring alleys lined with cozy wooden huts housing artisan gift shopping and tasty treats from local and international small businesses. Guests can enjoy live holiday music and traditional glühwein, German biers and holiday fare from across Europe.
“We are delighted to partner with VISIT DENVER to have the Mile High Tree adjacent to the Denver Christkindlmarket this year,” said Samantha Tillner, GACC-CO Executive Director. “Co-locating this charming and authentic German holiday market, the spectacular Mile High Tree, and the City & County Building’s holiday lights will truly make Civic Center Park a magical place to celebrate this year’s holiday season.”
Civic Center Park has long been a focal point of holiday celebrations including the festive lighting and décor that adorns the Denver City & County Building each year. For the 48th consecutive year, it also will serve as the launch point for the annual Parade of Lights on Dec. 3.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Denver Christkindlmarket back to Civic Center Park and equally excited to be the new home of the Mile High Tree” says Eric Lazzari, Executive Director of the Civic Center Conservancy. “Combined with long-standing traditions like the City and County Building Holiday Lights and the Parade of Lights, Civic Center will be the Denver destination to celebrate with family and friends this winter season. Strong community partnerships like these are what makes Civic Center a place that is active and thriving for all.”
More About The Mile High Tree
The Mile High Tree is presented by XCEL Energy and Xfinity. Created by Spain-based ILMEX Illumination, part of Ximenez Group, a world-leading firm in artistic and decorative lighting, the tree presents a series of dynamic, pre-programmed lighting and music experiences every 15 minutes throughout the evening using pixel mapping technology through 60,000 LED lights. ILMEX is globally renowned for creating decorative lighting productions in cities throughout the world including London, Milan, Brussels, Dubai, Tokyo, Madrid, Moscow, Bogota, Perth, New York and Montreal. The companies behind the lighting design for the Mile High Tree include Denver-based One Floor Up and Madrid-based Brut Deluxe, which has created lighted art installations across the globe.
More About the Denver Christkindlmarket
The German American Chamber of Commerce – Colorado Chapter is the producer of the 22nd annual Denver Christkindlmarket presented by Bank of America and United Airlines. The official beer is Prost Brewing Company. Associate sponsors are Denver 7, Lifetime Windows & Siding, Mile High Outdoor, St. Christopher’s Glühwein, XCEL Energy and Xfinity. Supporting sponsors include Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur, Mozart Chocolate Liqueur, and Westword.
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