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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Courtesy of the Denver Zoo
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.
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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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.
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!
Courtesy of The Denver Botanic Gardens.
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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!