I think a lot of people see this as the start to the season, says Downtown Denver Partnership public relations and communications manager Sarah Neumann. It really has kind of a wow factor to it, so we have a lot of people making it a tradition for themselves and their families every year.
The Illumination starts at 6 p.m. at Union Station, with costumed Yuletide carolers, treats and more; a countdown will lead to the 6:30 lighting of the station. Other lighted attractions include Skyline Park and the 16th Street Mall; the Brown Palace Hotel; Larimer Square and the Denver Pavilions; the D&F Tower; and the City & County Building, which will also host a party from 6 to 7 p.m. featuring live entertainment and a countdown to the landmarks lighting ceremony at about 6:45. For information, visit www.downtowndenver.com/events/grandillumination.htm.
Fri., Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m., 2008