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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!

DOWNTOWN DENVER'S GRAND ILLUMINATION

WHENNov. 24, 2017
WHEREDowntown Denver
Downtown Denver's Grand Illumination features beautiful lighting displays at the City and County Building, Larimer SquareDenver PavilionsDenver Union Station, Skyline Park, the 16th Street Mall and the historic D&F Tower. Downtown's unique holiday atmosphere is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Festivities at Denver Union Station begin at 6 p.m., with a countdown to "light the lights" live with 9NEWS at approximately 6:30 p.m.

CITY & COUNTY BUILDING HOLIDAY LIGHTS

WHEN: Nov.–Dec. TBA, 2017
WHERE: City & County Building, 1437 Bannock St.

The largest lighting display in Denver comes on nightly at 6 p.m. at the City & County Building, where 600,000 lights deck the neo-classical building. The bell tower plays carols nightly as well. See some of the best holiday lights in Denver at this free event.

ZOO LIGHTS

WHEN: Dec. 1-31, 2017 (preview weekend Nov. 24-25)
WHERE: Denver Zoo

Zoo Lights will span 70 acres of Denver Zoo's campus with nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meet-and-greets and, of course, illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected.

TRAIL OF LIGHTS

WHEN: Nov. 24, 2017-Jan. 1, 2018 
WHERE: Chatfield Farms, Denver Botanic Gardens

Come to Chatfield Farms to see colorful holiday lights illuminate a winding path through the Colorado countryside, set against a stunning foothills backdrop during Trail of Lights.

BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT

WHEN: Nov. 24, 2017-Jan. 1, 2018 
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Embrace the holidays with thousands of colorful lights draped in elegant designs at Blossoms of Light. The 2017 event features new elements, including the return of the grand illuminated O'Fallon Perennial Walk and the Romantic Gardens. Warm drinks and tasty treats and seasonal entertainment will be available, and thousands of lights in the Gardens' amphitheater are synchronized to your favorite holiday tunes. Note: Denver Botanic Gardens is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. 

9NEWS PARADE OF LIGHTS

WHEN: Dec. 1 (8 p.m.) and 2 (6 p.m.), 2017
WHERE: Downtown Denver 

The 9NEWS Parade of Lights is the signature event of the downtown Denver holiday season. The countless sparkling lights, marching bands, giant balloons, majestic floats and delightful characters will once again wow hundreds of thousands. Viewing along the parade route is free, and grandstand tickets are sold for seating in front of the beautifully illuminated City & County Building.

NEW YEAR'S EVE FIREWORKS

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2017
WHERE: Downtown Denver

Ring in the New Year with Denver's annual New Year's Eve Fireworks with viewpoints along the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver. There will be two displays, one at the family friendly hour of 9 p.m. and the other at midnight. Costumed entertainers will interact with crowds between shows, featuring magicians, costumed characters, balloon artists, stilt walkers, comedians and more. 

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