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    Holiday Events in the Mile High


    The holiday season is a magical time to visit Denver. We’ve come up with some of our favorite holiday events around the Mile High!


    Zoo Lights

    Zoo Lights will span through 70 acres of Denver Zoo’s campus with nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meet-and-greets and, of course, illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected.

    5:30pm – 9:00pm through January 1st


    Blossoms of Light

    Embrace the holidays with thousands of colorful lights draped in elegant designs. The 2016 event features new elements, including the return of the grand illuminated O’Fallon Perennial Walk and the Romantic Gardens. Warm drinks and tasty treats and seasonal entertainment will be available, and thousands of lights in the Gardens’ amphitheater are synchronized to your favorite holiday tunes.

    5:30pm – 9:00pm through January 1st


    Denver Holiday Lights Tour

    Get into the holiday spirit as you journey through Denver on the city’s first and only Holiday Lights Tour! Beginning outside of Union Station, the tour also makes a stop to explore the annual city tradition of Christkindl Market. View the shimmering lights of Larimer Square and LoDo as the Holiday Lights tour journeys through the city. The tour includes entrance to the Denver Botanic Gardens Blossoms of Light, where you can experience the wonder of the Garden’s annual holiday light festival.

    6:00pm – 8:30pm every Tue., Thu., Fri., Sat., until December 31st


    Santa Meet & Greet

    Stroll on down to Denver Union Station to say hello to Santa and Mrs. Claus. They’ll make appearances at the train station on every Saturday until December 24th, and will be stationed inside the historic train station every subsequent Saturday until Christmas. Photos are free, and guests should bring their own camera.

    December 17th 10am-6pm

    December 24th 10am-3pm


    Southwest Rink at Skyline Park

    Take a spin on the ice – for free! Grab your family and friends and head to 16th and Arapahoe in downtown Denver to the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park! Skate rentals are $2 – or bring your own pair and skate for FREE!

    Now through February 14th



    Denver Christkindl Market

    The holiday season officially arrives in downtown Denver when the Christkindl Market opens for business on the mall in Skyline Park. The family-friendly holiday shopping valhalla is all fairytale sparkle, oompah bands and old-world eatertainment, with huge pretzels, stollen and strudel, warm Glühwein, beer and other Germanic treats to munch on and sip while browsing through matryoshka dolls, wooden Santas and other Christmasy merch.

    Now through December 23rd


    Colorado Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’

    It’s not the holidays until you see visions of sugar-plum fairies dancing before your eyes. Colorado Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” is a cherished family holiday tradition and the largest production of the holiday favorite in Colorado.

    Now through December 24th


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