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January Events in Denver

January Events in Denver

January Events!

Zoo Lights | Now through Dec. 31 | Denver

Guests of this popular holiday tradition will experience a light safari with 60 brilliantly-illuminated acres of lights, featuring more than 150 animated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected. Reserve your tickets here.

Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St.

5-10 p.m.

Ice Castles | Now Through Feb. 28 | Dillon

Ice Castles is an award-winning frozen attraction located in Dillon, Colorado. These awesome castles are made up of hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. They include LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, fountains and more. Buy your tickets ahead of time at their website, they are selling out fast.

Dillon Town Park, 120 Buffalo St
Dillon, CO 80435

Monday through Friday

Lights of River Run | Now Through Jan. 1 | Keystone

Come ring in the holiday season and marvel in the River Run Lights this winter. Stroll through streets and bring in the new year with friends and family.

Warren Station, 140 Ida Belle Drive.

After sunset

The Mile High Tree | Now through Jan. 2 | Denver

Join in the free festivities at this festive holiday attraction. It’s a brilliantly lit, 110-foot-tall immersive art installation that provides a dazzling lights and music show.

16th Street Mall at Welton St.

(Check website for accurate dates and times)

Thursday-Saturday, 5-9:30 p.m.

Sunday, 5-8 p.m.

Winter Wanderland | Now through Jan. 3 | Denver

Feel the glow of the holidays around every corner in Cherry Creek North. Reimagined for 2020, the holiday season in Cherry Creek North will feature a festive holiday light walk throughout our 16 blocks, a one-of-a-kind interactive light art installation, a brand new outdoor holiday market and even more ways to support local businesses.

Check out the map for locations

Evening hours

Trail of Lights | Now through Jan. 3 | Littleton

Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms takes you along a winding path glistening with lights that illuminate the Colorado countryside.

Spread throughout Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Trail of Lights offers visitors a choice of paths; a shorter route takes visitors directly through the children’s play area, while an extended path allows visitors to explore the outside area of the Green Farm Barn and silo before continuing through the children’s area and 1880s homestead.

Fun features this year:

  • Synchronized music in children’s play area
  • Three-sided light tunnel
  • Illuminated antique and model tractors on display

Hot beverages, nuts and kettle corn are available for purchase with cash or credit card.

Reserve your time today.

Chatfield Farms, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road

Fridays-Sundays, now through Dec. 13
Nightly, Dec. 18 – Jan. 3

5-7:30 p.m. (timed entry)

Begin Again | Now through Jan. 9 | Denver

The turn of a new decade brought with it an intersectional crossroads unable to be ignored. We are on the cusp of change; how can we do better? As society shifts, as does the art world.  The six artists featured in Begin Again are inspired by healing, hope and wonder, aesthetically working within the realm of ripples and repetition to convey their messages in an array of mediums. The Upon Closer Reflection exhibit starts Jan. 15 and continues through March 6.

Walker Fine Art Gallery, 300 W. 11th Ave., Suite A

Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Blossoms of Light | Now through Jan. 16 | Denver

Head to the Denver Botanic Gardens to see this holiday light extravaganza! Warm drinks are available at the Hive Garden Bistro.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St.

5-9 p.m.

Night Lights Denver | Now through Jan. 31 | Denver

Night Lights Denver features rotating content designed by local artists and the community, and projected on the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower.

Arapahoe and 16th St.

Tuesday-Sunday: 5:15-11 p.m.

Golden Holiday Light Display | Now through Feb. 15 | Golden

Golden’s impressive holiday lights transform the charming town into a winter wonderland with the downtown, the Clear Creek Walking Path, Golden History Park, Parfet Park and the Visitors Center spectacularly illuminated with an estimated 45,000 bulbs.

A single giant evergreen tree in front of the Golden Visitors Center is wrapped in approximately 5,000 lights all on its own. Start a new family tradition and bundle up, pick up hot cocoa at a Golden coffee shop, and enjoy an evening walk with holiday lights reflecting in the icy waters of Clear Creek and in the downtown shop windows.

Along Golden’s Washington Street

5:30-10 p.m.

Denver Winter Whiskey Tasting | Jan. 23 | Denver

Sip to stay warm this winter with whiskey! Enjoy the tastes, tunes and new experiences of the new year. It’s just the right time to connect with like minds and share in flavors of a favorite beverage named whiskey.

Location TBD

3-6 p.m.

X Games | Jan. 28-31 | Aspen

X Games returns to Buttermilk for the 20th consecutive year. Nearly 100 of the world’s top winter athletes will take center stage and compete in the biggest snow sport event of the year. X Games Aspen will have live coverage of the event on ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC. Fans can follow along @AspenSnowmass & @XGames across social channels for behind-the-scenes look into X Games Aspen.
Buttermilk Mountain, 38700 CO-82
Check website for all the events and times

Frosty’s Frozen 5 & 10 Virtual Run | January | Littleton

Start the new year out right with this virtual race. Sponsored by Colorado Runner, check out the details on Frosty’s Frozen 5 &10 website.

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