Day 101 – Christmas Lights in Denver & The Suburbs
While the mountains continue to get pelleted by snow – it continues to stay dry here in the Denver front range.
Today was a bit colder than the past week or so, it is still quite warm for the week of Christmas. So it should come as no surprise that folks are getting out in droves to enjoy Christmas light displays all over the Denver area. Of course there are tons to see throughout many neighborhoods if you would like to drive around – but if you are looking to get out of the car and stroll around – here are a few to try. Many are even open past Christmas until New Years!
Hudson Gardens – Hudson Holiday at Hudson Gardens in Littleton is really great! The doors open at 5:30 – 8:30 and from experience I would say go on the 5:30 side as the lines tend to get long to get in. There is quite a bit to see, including the house that dances to music and so much more. Last year, this was my own kid’s favorite light display and the adults seem to love it too. Admission is $9 for adults and $6 for kids and tickets can be bought online. Horse drawn wagon rides are available for an additional fee.
Denver Zoo Lights – The Denver Zoo has a great display and opens every night from 5 – 9 pm and will remain open until January 2nd. Admission is adults $8 and kids $4 – with a $2 member discount. And if you bring a canned food donation you will receive a $1 discount. even if the weather final starts to turn, there are warming stations throughout the lights exhibit, warm refreshments and even a visit with Santa.
WildLife Experience – Winter Wonderlights at the Wildlife Experience is new this year in Parker, CO. You can visit Winter Wonderlights from 5:30 – 8:30 and it runs until December 24th. I haven’t been yet, but have heard it a great and runs both inside and outside with a trail of lights that represents the North Pole. Admission includes a showing of the original animated version of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. $8 for adults and kids $6
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield – Trail of Lights – This is one I have not yet been to, but it sounds like that may change this week. The Trail of Lights in Littleton opens only Wednesday through Sunday nights at 5:30 pm – 9:30 and will run until January 2nd. Admission is $9.50 adults and $6.50 for kids and offers a $2 discount to members of the Denver Botanic Gardens. At this light display there are also warming stations and even a children’s play area.There are also tours of the old Hildebrand ranch house decorated for the holidays. Hayrides are also available on Friday & Saturday nights for $5.
Denver Botanic Gardens – Blossoms of Light – At the York Street Gardens of Denver Botanic Gardens you must see the Blossoms of Light. This display is open every night through January 2nd from 5:30 – 9:30 pm. On top of the lights everywhere throughout the gardens there are ice sculptures as well and even if you have been to the Denver Botanic Gardens many times during the day – this special time of year is really nice here. Admission is $9.50 for adults and $6.50 for kids – with a $2 discount for members.
Any other that I have missed? If so, you are welcome to add them in the comments.
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