Light shows will illuminate the night throughout the Denver area and Colorado Springs. 

The whole family will have a fun evening of sparkles, colors, and so much more. And you might even get to meet with St. Nick, himself, at a few of these events! Most of the attractions are outdoor, so be sure to dress for the winter, and enjoy the splendor of Colorado during the holidays.

Winter Lights at Broadmoor Seven Falls

When: Nov. 23–February
Where: Seven Falls

The lights at Seven Falls and the cliff faces of the Pillars of Hercules will once again light up the night with more than 100,000 individual lights. This multi-colored display offers a festive atmosphere throughout the whole winter season! The lighting ceremony and celebration is Nov. 23.

Santa's Village

When: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Nov. 29–Dec. 15; Open nightly from Dec. 16–22
Where: Chatfield Farms Botanic Gardens

The whole family will love Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms. This magical atmosphere offers pictures with Santa, hayrides, holiday shopping, Santa’s workshops, a trail of lights, and much more.

A Hudson Christmas

Courtesy of Hudson Gardens.

Courtesy of Hudson Gardens.

When: Nov. 29–30, Dec. 1, Dec. 6–8, 13–24 and 26–31
Where: Hudson Gardens and Events Center

Head over to Littleton’s Hudson Gardens to meet Santa, and take in paths of trees decked out in more than a million shining lights of all colors.

Blossoms of Light

When: Nov. 29–Jan. 3 (includes Dec. 24, 25, and 31) 
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

Enjoy seasonal treats and warm beverages as you stroll through colorful lights and beautiful designs at the Botanic Gardens. There will also be carolers and sound-reactive LED lights on hand synced to favorite holiday songs.

zoo lights

Courtesy of the Denver Zoo

Denver Zoo Lights

When: Nov. 29–Dec. 30
Where: Denver Zoo

Seventy acres of Denver Zoo will be alive with illuminated animal sculptures, Santa time, animal encounters, and so much more.

Christmas in Color

When: Nov. 15–Jan. 4
Where: Water World and Bandimere Speedway

Drive through acres of more than 1.5 million lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music you’ll hear right through your radio. You’ll drive by giant candy canes, snowmen, arched pathways, and more. It’s like being immersed in another world. 

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Christmas Lights of Denver

When: Dec. 6
Where: History Colorado Center

Cruise through Denver’s beautiful neighborhoods, and enjoy the lights of the season all from a heated bus. The ride will include hot cocoa, cookies, and historical info about holiday traditions.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Electric Safari

When: Dec. 6–8 & 13–23, Dec. 25–Jan. 1
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Electric Safari

Enjoy lights, animals, and holiday spirit at America’s only mountain zoo! Nearly one million sparkling lights will light up the night at this festive event. Santa will also be on hand!

Blossoms of light

Courtesy of The Denver Botanic Gardens.

Do you recommend any of these light displays? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 

And, if you are looking for even more light shows this season, check out our list of lighting ceremonies that are sure to brighten up your holiday spirit or visit America's Tallest Digital Tree!