Seven Places to See Holiday Lights in Denver

Union Station is all aglow.
Union Station is all aglow.
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It never quite feels like the holidays until Christmas lights start twinkling around Denver and the Denver City & County Building glows like a color-blind kid's birthday cake. Most of the big shows will stay up through January 1, which gives you plenty of time to see Denver all-aglow. Keep reading for places where you can get lit through Christmas...and beyond.

Seven Places to See Holiday Lights in DenverEXPAND
Hudson Gardens

A Hudson Christmas
Hudson Gardens
Ghrough December 31

The stunning Hudson Gardens show opened last month and now it's nightly, with thousands of twinkling lights in the trees, visits with Santa (through December 23) and endless paths filled with dazzling displays of color and sound. Find out more here.

Chatfield Farms has a wonderful display of lights.EXPAND
Chatfield Farms has a wonderful display of lights.
Brandon Marshall

Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms
Now through January 1

For a more rustic vibe, head to the Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms for animal and insect light sculptures, a magical enchanted forest, craft nights (during select evenings), lighted tunnels, hayrides and tasty treats. And don't miss the sixty-foot cottonwood tree with more than 35,000 lights. Tickets are available online or at the ticket booth in the Chatfield Farms parking lot; the holiday spectacle runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. daily through January 1. For more information, visit the event's website.

Blossoms of Light at the Denver Botanic Gardens is a chilly visual wonderland.EXPAND
Blossoms of Light at the Denver Botanic Gardens is a chilly visual wonderland.
Danielle Lirette

Blossoms of Light
Denver Botanic Gardens
Through January 1

Through January 1, the Denver Botanic Gardens invites everyone to its York Street location from 5:30 to 9 p.m. daily to embrace the holiday season at Blossoms of Light. This annual display features over a million colorful lights draped in designs throughout the site. Enjoy sparkling passages and new displays, all enhanced through HoloSpex glasses. Warm drinks and tasty treats will also be available for purchase. For more information, visit the Denver Botanic Gardens website. Buy tickets online or at the Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center; members receive two complimentary tickets to both Blossoms of Light at York Street and Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms.

Get in the holiday spirit at Zoo Lights.
Get in the holiday spirit at Zoo Lights.
Lindsey Bartlett

Zoo Lights
Denver Zoo
Through January 1

The Denver Zoo's annual Zoo Lights have illuminated the zoo (all sixty acres of it), and visitors can interact with animals and Santa. Find out more here.

Keep reading for more places to see lights through the end of the year.



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