The official tree-lighting ceremony will take place on November 30.
Denver's holidays are going to be seriously merry and bright this year! In addition to the City and County building and Union Station lighting ceremonies, and Parade of Lights, we've got another festive, downtown light show to enjoy.
This year, the Mile High Tree will make its way to Sculpture Park from November 30 to January 31.
"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," says VISIT DENVER, who is sponsoring the tree in conjunction with Denver Arts & Venues.
This isn't your typical mall-atrium tree. It's a 110-foot-tall, seven-story installation that measures 39 feet in diameter. The digital tree features around 60,000 LED Lights that will surely be seen from across the metro area. According to VISIT DENVER, it 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 view from inside the Mile High Tree. Courtesy of VISIT DENVER.
The coolest thing about the digital tree is that it is fully immersive. Up to 140 people can fit into the base of the conical structure. From there, they can enjoy a light show choreographed to classic Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and other holiday songs from Nov. 30 to Jan. 1 Shows will run every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour, and in between, you can enjoy recorded tunes of the Colorado Symphony.
"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, says VISIT DENVER. "The tree will be surrounded by dazzling, oversized holiday ornaments – a perfect selfie spot – as well as vendors selling holiday treats and drinks."
From Jan. 2-30, the lights and music show will feature local musicians and music inspired by the National Western Stock Show, which happens every year in late January.
Visit Denver.org for the 411 on hours, showtimes, and special events for the Mile High Tree. You can also find information on getting downtown and parking on the website.
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