Holidays

Season's Greetings: Five Illuminating Events in Early 2019

Hudson Gardens & Event Center lights up the night this holiday season.
Hudson Gardens & Event Center lights up the night this holiday season. Courtesy Hudson Gardens and Event Center
The holiday fun doesn't end when Christmas is over: The Mile High City will glow into the start of 2019. Here are five seasonal events you can still enjoy.

Now through January 2: Holiday Carousel: Proceeds from rides on this old-fashioned candy-colored carousel benefit Food Bank of the Rockies. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Denver Pavilions, 500 16th Street, denverpavilions.com.

click to enlarge Even elephants love the holidays. - DENVER ZOO
Even elephants love the holidays.
Denver Zoo
Now through January 1: Winter Wonderlights: A walkable holiday light display with a myriad of illuminated attractions and special weekend programming throughout the display's run. Free (donations of canned food or unwrapped toys welcome); Chapungu Sculpture Park, behind the Promenade Shops at Centerra, 5971 Sky Pond Drive, Loveland, winterwonderlightsloveland.com.
Now through January 1: Blossoms of Light: The Denver Botanic Gardens gets tricked out in colored lights in this winter tradition that's been going on for over thirty years. 5-9 p.m., $13-$16, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, 720-865-3500, botanicgardens.org.
Now through January 6: Zoo Lights: Over two million lights illuminate the zoo with animal light sculptures around the grounds; nightly entertainment, the Festival of Lanterns and Santa's workshop round out the evening. 5:30-9 p.m., $10-$20, Denver Zoo, 2900 East 23rd Avenue, 720-337-1400, denverzoo.org.
click to enlarge Going on safari can be electrifying. - COURTESY CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO
Going on safari can be electrifying.
Courtesy Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Now through January 1: Electric Safari: Enjoy over eighty light sculptures around the zoo grounds; Santa Claus himself will be in attendance through December 23. (Closed Christmas Eve.) 5:30-8:30 p.m., $12.75-$14.75, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, 719-633-9925, cmzoo.org.

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