Looking for Denver Christmas Events – I have some of the top 10 favorites that are in or North of Denver. I will note which are free and which are at a cost! For more details check the websites.
Top 10 Denver Christmas Events
Denver Zoo Lights
Cost Involved – The Denver Zoo Lights is a fun display of Christmas and Holiday lights. Representing animals, places from across the world and a whole lot of fun. You can grab hot chocolate to keep the hands warm and watch faces light up in wonder. GET MORE INFO HERE
Denver Parade of Lights
FREE – If you don’t mind crowds, this is the biggest Christmas Parade in the Denver and surrounding areas. From marching bands to fun parade floats this parade helps you get into the Christmas Spirit. You can then check out the Christkindl Market also mentioned in this list. Get More Information Here
FREE- One of my favorites each year. The Christkindl Market is a little European oasis in the heart of Denver. Free to get in but if you want food, drinks and fun holiday items those will ofcourse cost you. Be sure to grab a drink in the beer hall for a little extra Holiday cheer. Get More Information Here
Gaylord Rockies Ice
Cost Involved – Immersive Scenes, Fun Games and Ice Rides and Multi Sensory Scenes. Ice at Gaylor Rockies is a fun Christmas Experience that you can enjoy throughout the whole holiday season. If you are intending on eating a meal at one of the restaurant within the Gaylord book ahead! Remember parking costs extra too. Get More Information Here
Christmas in Color
Cost Involved – Think it’s way too cold to bundle up and go outside. Christmas in Color has you covered. You can stay in your warm car with your hot chocolate in hand as you drive through lighted tunnels and fun lit up Christmas displays. Synced to music with over 1000 holiday lights this is a Denver favorite for all ages. Find Out More Here
Denver Botanical Gardens – Blossoms of Light
Cost Involved – Looking to walk and take in the pretty Christmas lights? Denver Botanical Gardens is the place to go. You can purchase hot chocolate and Holiday snacks throughout the garden as you take in the show. Find out Cost and Information Here
Longmont Lights Holiday Parade
FREE – About 40 minutes from Denver is one of the most fun illuminated Christmas parades. Longmont puts on a fun parade with marching bands, mariachi displays and all kinds of lit floats. Starting at 5 pm when it is dark enough but not too cold, this parade is great for the little ones. Grab a meal in Longmont before or after the parade. This is one I don’t miss! See details here.
FREE – Over 3 days Thornton puts on quite a festival. Ice carvings, visits to santa’s village, ice skating, a holiday fair and even Fireworks are included. You can grab food and drinks from the North Pole Nibblers at a cost. Be sure to check out the information here.
St Nick on the Bricks
FREE_- Boulder offers up fun Santa Visits for free. Kids can also take the snowflake express through the streets of Boulder to get to Santa. Bring your own camera for photos or just let the kids enjoy their visit with the big fella. Details are Here
Festival of Lights
FREE – Looking to feel like you are in a Hallmark movie? Head north to Frederick for their Festival of Lights. You can enjoy the small illuminated parade (with beer in hand if you view from mountain cowboy). After the parade everyone heads to the park for the annual tree lighting. The park is filled with ice sculptures, carriage rides and hot chocolate (usually free). You will also catch carollers and visits with Santa. FIND MORE INFO HERE
Need more information on Denver Christmas Events? Don’t be afraid to reach out to me!