As the days get shorter and the air grows colder, there’s one thing that remains constant here in Colorado – the beautiful changing leaves. For those of us lucky enough to call this state home, autumn is a time that we look forward to every year. The leaves turn vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, creating a stunning backdrop against our majestic mountains.
But this year, there’s something else that we can look forward to as the days grow shorter. With the sun setting earlier, it means we have more time to enjoy the holiday lights that will soon adorn our neighborhoods and cities. From dazzling downtown Denver to quaint mountain towns, Colorado truly comes alive during the holiday season.
With displays already opening up around the city, here are some must visit places to see this season.
Are you looking for a unique outdoor experience that combines history, nature, and magic? Look no further than the Green Farm and Hildebrand Ranch Homestead!
Located in the foothills with a stunning view of the night sky, this event features over a mile of illuminated walking trails. As you stroll through the Green Farm, Crossroads, and Deer Creek Discovery Children’s Play Area, you’ll be surrounded by the soft glow of cottonwoods, boxelders, and pine trees. And don’t forget to explore the 1880s Hildebrand Ranch homestead for a glimpse into the past.
But that’s not all – we also value sustainability and have made sure that all lights used in the event are LED. So not only will you be creating magical memories, but you’ll also be contributing to a greener environment.
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The 9NEWS Parade of Lights is an annual event that takes place in downtown Denver. It is a beloved tradition for many families and a must-see event for anyone visiting the city during the holiday season.
This free parade showcases more than 40 units, including illuminated floats, giant character balloons, marching bands, equestrian units, and cultural displays. The streets of downtown are transformed into a magical wonderland as the parade makes its way through the heart of the city.
Have you ever dreamt of walking through a winter wonderland, surrounded by twinkling lights and the smell of freshly baked gingerbread? Look no further than the Denver Christkindlmarket!
Located at Denver Civic Center Park, this authentic German-style holiday market is a must-see experience during the holiday season. The market hosts both local and European craft and food vendors, as well as entertainers for all ages to enjoy. And the best part? It’s completely free and open to the public!
For over 33 years, Zoo Lights has been a beloved holiday tradition for families and couples alike. With 80 acres filled with three million sparkling lights, Denver Zoo is the ultimate destination to make your spirits bright. From breathtaking light sculptures to interactive displays, there’s something for everyone at Zoo Lights.
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