Nov. 30, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020
Denver’s holiday season just got bigger and brighter with the spectacular new Mile High Tree! Step inside this brilliantly lit, 110-foot-tall immersive art installation. It will be open all season long in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC) and is free every evening. Make a weekend of it and find great hotel deals starting at $99!
Create a new family tradition and join in the free nightly festivities at Denver’s newest holiday attraction, including a dazzling lights and music show every 30 minutes throughout the evening. At 39-feet in diameter, the conical structure can host up to 140 guests at a time for an immersive viewing experience within the tree itself. The tree will be surrounded by dazzling, oversized holiday ornaments.
The Mile High Tree is the largest installation of its kind in North America. The tree was created by ILMEX Illumination, a globally renowned decorative lighting production company in Spain. Madrid-based Brut Deluxe handled the lighting design using pixel-mapping technology.
The Mile High Tree will be visible from Speer Boulevard as well as the DPAC entrance at the intersection of 14th and Curtis streets. All of the events at the Mile High Tree ARE FREE. There will be areas to purchase both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks as well as holiday treats.
Nov. 30, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020
Lights and music shows every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour.
From Nov. 30 – Jan. 1, surround yourself with the classic songs of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other holiday celebrations, all choreographed to a dazzling display of the tree’s digital lights. Between programs, enjoy recorded performances by the Colorado Symphony.
Hours: 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
From Jan. 2 – Jan. 31, 2020, the lights and music show will feature homegrown Denver and Colorado musicians as well as music inspired by the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo.
Hours: 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Come back to the Mile High Tree for free throughout the season, including these special nights.
Saturday, Nov. 30 @ 4:30 p.m. - Official Lighting of the Mile High Tree (lighting @ 5 p.m.)
Join us for a special ceremony as we celebrate the Official Lighting of the Mile High Tree. Holiday performances will begin at 4:30 p.m., featuring the University of Colorado Denver’s all-female a capella group, Lark, followed by the lighting of the Mile High Tree at 5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 5, 12 and 19 @ 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - Date Night Drink Specials
Thursday is date night at the Mile High Tree! We’ll have special drinks for two going all evening long at the bar.
Sunday, Dec. 8 @ 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Princess Meet & Greet
Meet storybook princesses and a prince under the Mile High Tree for special photo opportunities. Visitors are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters.
Sunday, Dec. 22 @ 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Dog Meet & Greet With Santa
Your furry family members can meet Santa at the Mile High Tree during a special pet-friendly night.
Thursday, Dec. 26 @ 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Kwanzaa Celebration
Bring the whole family to celebrate this Pan-African holiday.
The main entrance for the Mile High Tree will be at 14th and Curtis Street at the Galleria entrance to the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Walk through the Galleria to Sculpture Park. The area can also be accessed off of both Champa and Arapahoe Streets. The Galleria entrance is ADA accessible.
With so much going on DPAC – and throughout downtown – during the holidays, visitors are encouraged to use public transportation, carpools, ride-shares – or just walk! – to get to the Mile High Tree.
The closest light rail station to Sculpture Park is the Theatre District-Convention Center Station. From there, head west on 14th Street, then south on Champa Street for two blocks. You can also ride the rail from anywhere in the metro area to Denver Union Station, then take the free MallRide to Curtis or Champa streets.
The most convenient place to park near Sculpture Park is the parking garage at the Colorado Convention Center, accessible from Speer Boulevard. Leave the garage using the Champa Street exit. Parking at the Denver Performing Arts Complex is limited during performances and DPAC has a full holiday schedule. Of course, if you’re attending a performance, the Mile High Tree provides the perfect way to kick off or close an evening on the town. Parking on nearby streets is available but is not allowed on Speer Boulevard. Browse more options at Park Smart Denver.
FROM THE AIRPORT
If you have a long layover or are visiting the city directly from Denver International Airport, take the airport train (known as the A-Line) to Denver Union Station. From there, it’s a short walk to the free MallRide, a series of red shuttle buses that stop at every corner along the 16th Street Mall. Get off on either Curtis or Champa streets and head to 14th Street.
The Mile High Tree attraction is a partnership between VISIT DENVER and Denver Arts & Venues, with the support of the DPAC tenants including Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Colorado Ballet, Opera Colorado and the Colorado Symphony, which will have recorded performances featured in nightly music offerings.