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 $89!
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.
WHEN: Thru Jan. 2, 2021 (5-9:30 p.m. on most Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; and 5-8 p.m. on some Sundays)
WHERE: 16th Street Mall at Welton Street
Join in the free festivities at this festive 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.
WHEN: Thru Jan. 16, 2021 (closed Nov. 26 and Dec. 25)
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.
WHEN: Dec. 4–Dec. 31, 2020
WHERE: Denver Zoo
It's official: Zoo Lights has been making magic, memories, and even marriages for 30 amazing years! Presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores, this illuminating annual event transforms Denver Zoo into Colorado's WILDEST winter wonderland. Don't miss this year's historic celebration, with more than a million lights sparkling over 80 acres—plus a host of special measures to keep your family safe and healthy.
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WHEN: Thru Jan. 3, 2021
WHERE: Cherry Creek North
New for 2020, explore 16 sparkling blocks with more than a half-million lights and discover eight twinkling displays choreographed to music.
WHEN: Nov. 27–Dec. 19, 2020
WHERE: Denver Pavilions
This winter, Denver Pavilions, downtown Denver's outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment district, will transform into a holiday wonderland with a brightly lit forest surrounding three popular Parade of Lights floats on Glenarm Street. And on Friday and Saturday nights (5–7 p.m.), enjoy live carolers, Santa visits (from safely atop the Santa Sleigh float) and free family photos with any Denver Pavilions receipt.
WHEN: Nov. 27–Dec. 31, 2020
WHERE: Throughout downtown Denver
The Downtown Denver Partnership is transforming the community tradition, 9News Parade of Lights, in 2020! This year's parade will be a multi-week, socially safe extravaganza of activities across downtown. The floats you know and love will be displayed throughout downtown, from Denver Pavilions to Denver Union Station, offering multiple chances for our community to relish in the charm and excitement of the holiday season again and again. Download the mobile app for the exact locations but here's where they are roughly located:
On Wynkoop Street between 17th and 18th streets
Home for the Holidays Float Presented by American Furniture Warehouse
Toybox Float Presented by 5280 Publishing
In the parking area off of Market Street between 18th and 19th streets
Jewelry Box Float Presented by The Crazy Merchant Inc.
In the courtyard at 16th and Lawrence streets
Gift Box Station Presented by Donor Alliance
On the plaza at 16th and Arapahoe streets
Ram Station Presented by Colorado State University
Clocktower Float Presented by 9NEWS
Christmas Story Float Presented by Confluence Ministries
On Glenarm Place between 15th and 16th streets
Santa Float Presented by Ent Credit Union
Share the Magic Presented by KOSI 101.1
Gingerbread House Float Presented by Xcel Energy
WHEN: Nov. 28–Jan. 2, 2021, Thursdays–Saturdays (no tours Dec. 24–25)
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.
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 Tuesday through Sunday evening.
WHEN: Nov. 27, 2020–Jan. 3, 2021 (closed Dec. 25)
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.