It’s the season of bright spirits and bright lights to match. From the spectacular lights illuminating the Botanic Gardens to the giant Christmas tree at Union Station, the city is lit up and waiting for you to explore.
If you’re looking for a winter’s evening diversion bound to lift your spirits, here are some of the city’s offerings:
Denver Union Station’s Merry & Bright Light Show:
See the 40-foot tall Christmas tree adorned with 7,000 lights, and further enjoy the glowing lights decorating the Station’s exterior. Through Dec. 27
Cherry Creek North Winter Wanderland Light Walk:
The shopping area offers a “musical light walk” with a bonus: Scan a code at eight “sparkling trees” and compete for a $1,000 shopping spree. Through Dec. 24
Denver Zoo’s Zoo Lights:
You’ll see more than a million lights, illuminating 80 acres—not to mention a bevy of animals braving the blaze. Dec. 3 – Jan. 15
Elitch Garden’s Luminova Holidays:
“Millions” of lights, a 65-foot Christmas tree, and a 200-foot-long candy can tunnel are just a few of the sights you’ll see at the amusement park. Kids can also enjoy train rides, strolling entertainers, and more. Through Jan. 1
Denver Botanic Gardens’ Blossoms of Light:
See a stunning light display throughout the Gardens, including “sound-reactive, animated LED lights,” and as a bonus, you can sip warm drinks while you stroll. Nov. 18 – Jan. 7
The Mile High Tree:
Xcel Energy sponsors this 110-foot-tall holiday tree that provides an immersive “dazzling lights-and-music show.” Through Dec. 31. Location to be announced.