Christmas in Denver

By Swathi Ramaswamy on May 04, 2018
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The month of December evokes the holiday spirit in all of us because it means that Christmas is approaching and soon it will be a new year and Denver Christmas is no different when it comes to holiday celebrations. The whole city is decked up in Christmas lighting. There are light shows and attractive events organized for the people to enjoy. Christmas cakes are baked, and trees are decorated. Children hang socks at night in the hope of Christmas gifts from Santa Claus. It is a time of merriment and sharing joy with friends and family. Christmas symbolizes the end of the old and the ushering of the new year.

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So, here are some of the best Christmas events in Denver to attend to make the best of your time:

1. Blossoms of Light:

Blossoms of Light is a light festival at the Denver Botanical Garden that starts in November and goes on through Christmas week until the 1st of January sometimes. There are many LED lights, sparkling fairy lights, and live music performances and dance shows along with food and drinks to enjoy. It is a must-visit to enjoy the Christmas lights in Denver. 

2. Denver Parade of Lights:

It is one of the most exciting Christmas events in Denver that takes place at night through Denver’s downtown streets. This parade, which is two-mile-long, includes many things. The parade has group performances as well as a visit from Santa Claus. So, it is an enjoyable event for kids and equally mesmerizing for adults. It is a very famous Christmas performance in Denver, and certainly, a must-visit!

3. The Denver Zoo:

The zoo at Denver is decorated with sparkling lights every year throughout the month of December. Children have a lovely time watching the animal figures made of lights. There are also animal encounters, night shows and a meet-and-greet with Santa! So, a regular zoo turned in a fairytale world deserves to be on your itinerary when celebrating Christmas in Denver. 

4. The Grand Illumination at Downtown Denver:

The Union Station celebrates Denver’s renovation success every year by organizing a Christmas event where the streets are decorated with lights, the proper lighting of the Union Station, food and drinks at the terminal bar and even a visit from Santa. This is an event unique to the city and hence a must-see if one is in town. Denver during Christmas, with so many things to offer, is an exciting place to be at! 

5. Ice-skating at Skyline Park:

Winter means an opportunity of skating. The South-west rink opens at the end of November and remains open until February to celebrate the holiday season. You can spend a fun-filled evening here with your loved ones to make the most of your holiday vacations. 

6. Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms:

If you are looking forward to Christmas festivals in Denver, Chatfield Farms transforms into a Christmas Village where Santa and Mrs. Claus reside for a month. Children can visit the place to enjoy the hayride, meet the reindeers, help Mrs. Claus with various crafts, engage in decorating the Christmas trees and even watch a movie at Santa’s Cinema! They are showered with gifts, chocolates, and cookies at the end. It is indeed a Christmass-y experience for them.

7. The ‘Nutcracker’ Ballet:

The best of classics for Christmas, The Nutcracker, is performed every Christmas by The Colorado Ballet. This event is the perfect way of introducing your child or kids to the perfect world of fairytale-like ballet. Also, with this event, you can enjoy a Christmas outing with your kids. Show your children the beautiful world of fairies and other magical beings when celebrating Christmas in Denver.

8. Handel's "Messiah":

This beauty of a masterpiece is presented to patrons by The Colorado Symphony Orchestra. This piece is a choral performance by many talented people and has been hailed as one of the best Christmas performances in Denver.

Attend these events and you are undoubtedly going to make your Christmas memorable!

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