Guide to Denver Metro Holiday Lights

Holiday lights make this time of year feel so magical! We’ve got a list of our favorite holiday light displays around town! 

Blossoms of Light 

November 24 – January 1 | 5pm – 9pm

The Denver Botanic Gardens York Street location is transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland at this annual family-friendly event with thousands of lights. Wander the gardens and enjoy refreshments with the whole family. Don’t miss the interactive light display, holiday treats, and seasonal entertainment!

Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms 

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays November 24 – December 24 | 4:30 – 8:30pm (last entry at 7:30pm)

Chatfield Farms will be transformed into a magical village this holiday season with special guests Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Santa’s live reindeer! Don’t miss this new and exciting holiday experience for all ages. Hop on the hayride to catch a short movie at Santa’s cinema and find unique holiday gifts in his workshop.  


Denver Zoo Lights 

December 1 – December 31 | 5:30 – 9pm

Expected to span nearly 70 acres of the Denver Zoo this year, the Zoo Lights are an annual family tradition for many. Besides the real animal stars, you will find illuminated animals in action throughout the Zoo Lights experience. Admission for adults is $13 and children $9.


A Hudson Christmas – Littleton  

November 24 & 25, December 1 – 3, 8 – 10, 15 – 24, & 26 – 31 | 5pm – 8pm

Hudson Christmas is the premier holiday light show in the Denver metro area, with thousands of twinkling lights in majestic trees, visits with Santa (through December 23) and memories for the whole family. Stroll along a festively-decorated outdoor walking path as you sip hot chocolate and experience dazzling displays of color and sound. Mark your calendars for this magical Littleton tradition.


Downtown Denver Illuminations 

November 24 – New Year’s Eve

Celebrate the beauty of lights downtown from Denver Union Station to the City and County Building, Denver is aglow with holiday cheer! The annual lighting is November 24th at Civic Center Park

Lakewood Lights featuring the Mayor’s Tree Lighting   

December 1 & 2 | 5:30-8:30 pm

Visit the Lakewood Heritage Center and enjoy free museum tours, free tractor pulled hay-wagon rides, free photos with Santa, hot cocoa & cookies, holiday crafts, and gift shopping.

Candlelight Walk & Holiday Showcase – Golden

December 1 | 6:00 – 11:45pm 

Experience the beauty of the holiday season while walking down Washington Avenue, candle in hand, singing holiday carols during Golden’s hometown Candlelight Walk, which offers an authentic way to open the season of lights. Candlelight Walk is free and open to all. Gather at Foothills Art Center at 6:00 pm on Dec. 1st. 

The walk will end in front of the Golden Visitors Center for the annual Christmas showcase and lighting of the tree and thousands of holiday lights all along Clear Creek. During the walk you can listen and sing along with holiday songs. The City of Golden will then put on a brief fireworks show directly after the walk just above the Golden Hotel.

If you’re looking for some amazing residential holiday lights in your area, check out The Denver Post Holiday Lights Map! You won’t be disappointed! You can also add your fabulous display to their list! 

, ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply