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There’s nothing quite like an evening stroll under twinkling holidays lights to celebrate the season. The Mile High City has plenty of brilliant lights displays to enjoy.​ Make a weekend of it and find great hotel deals starting at $99!

We strive to post the most current and accurate event information, but changes and cancellations do occur, so please check the official event website to confirm all details before attending.

DOWNTOWN DENVER

 

MILE HIGH TREE

WHEN: TBA 2020
WHERE: 16th and Welton streets

Join in the free nightly festivities at Denver’s newest holiday attraction, the Mile High Tree. It’s a brilliantly lit, 110-foot-tall immersive art installation that provides a dazzling lights-and-music show. 

BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT 

WHEN: Nov. 20, 2020–Jan. 3, 2021
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens is proud to host Blossoms of Light, an annual family-friendly event that has become a tradition for people across Colorado. Come interact with incredible light displays — a large field of sound-reactive, animated LED lights — plus sip warm drinks and nibble on tasty treats as you stroll. Pre-purchased timed tickets and masks covering the face and nose are required. 

GRAND ILLUMINATION 

WHEN: Nov. 27, 2020
WHERE: Denver Union Station
As part of Downtown Denver's Winter in the City program, Downtown Denver's Grand Illumination event will light up downtown, from Denver Union Station to the City and County Building at Civic Center Park. The lights stay on through the end of December.

DENVER LIGHTS & SIGHTS WALKING TOUR   

WHEN: Nov. 27–Dec. 27, 2020
WHERE: Denver City & County Building

There's nothing quite like an evening stroll under twinkling holiday lights to celebrate the season! Embark on a fun-filled 1.5-hour Holiday Lights & Sights walking experience as you take in all of the magic and cheer of this festive time of year in The Mile High City. Along the way, you'll learn about the unique history, architecture and holiday traditions of Denver and Colorado.

NIGHT LIGHTS DENVER

WHEN: Permanent installation 
WHERE
Daniels & Fisher Tower
Night Lights Denver features rotating content designed by local artists and the community and projected on the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower every Thursday through Saturday evening.

NEAR DENVER

TRAIL OF LIGHTS   

WHEN: Nov. 27, 2020–Jan. 3, 2021
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms

Stroll through the Colorado countryside along a winding path glistening with lights. Features this year include a three-sided light tunnel, illuminated antique and model tractors, a children's play area and warms holiday food and drink. Visitors must purchase a ticket online for a specific day and time.

FAROLITO LIGHTING & PINECONE CEREMONY 

WHEN: Nov. 29, 2020
WHERE: The Fort Restaurant, Morrison
A unique alternative to the typical tree-lighting ceremony, Tesoro Cultural Center reenacts holiday traditions of the 19th century by lighting farolitos: paper bags filled with sand and illuminated with candles. As a part of the pinecone ceremony, guests are given a piece of paper and invited to write a message to someone who lives far away or who has passed. The message is tucked inside the pinecone and tossed into a bonfire. 19th-century revelers believed that as the fire burned, the messages were transported to the heavens. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged.