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Where and When to See Holiday Lights in Denver

No holiday season is complete without taking in the area’s most incredible light displays. In Denver specifically, there are a number of such attractions to choose from, whether your family prefers to walk around or stay in the car.

Here are several options to consider as you plan this year’s holiday light excursion.

Zoo Lights

It’s the 30th anniversary of Zoo Lights in the Mile High City. Attendees will be treated to more than a million lights and tons of family fun. We suggest checking out the official Zoo Lights page for COVID-19 restrictions and safety measures being taken. 

At the time of this writing, general admission tickets are sold out through Dec. 31. Tickets cost $15-$25 and must be used and must be used on the date listed. Zoo Lights ends Jan. 9, 2021 at 10 p.m.

Blossoms of Light

Blossoms of Light continues to be another favorite holiday light display among Coloradans. You and your loved ones will be in awe of the 360-degree immersive light experience. There’s also the opportunity to purchase holiday treats and warm beverages.

Similar to Zoo Lights, Blossoms of Light is sold out for the rest of December. However, tickets are available in January. This special event ends Jan. 16.

Parade of Lights

The Downtown Denver Partnership turned what’s traditionally a one-night event into a multi-week celebration. The floats we’re all used to seeing during the Parade of Lights are now displayed throughout downtown in a socially safe manner. Locations include Wynkoop Street between 17th and 18th Street and on the plaza at 16th and Arapahoe streets.  

Of course, if you’ve been to the Parade of Lights before, you’re aware that it’s more than lights. Arrive early so you have a good view of the marching bands, dancing groups, and local celebrities. Visit Denver and Colorado.com are helpful resources if you need additional information.

Lights & Sights Walking Tour

Looking to enjoy a holiday light display while also taking in the history of Denver? Then the Holiday Lights & Sights Tour has to be at the top of your list. This is a guided, two-hour tour that goes past some of the city’s most famous landmarks.

Your session begins at the City & County Building and ends at Union Station. Prices start at $25 and all ages are welcome. The Lights & Sights Tours conclude Jan. 2, with no tours on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Christmas in Color

Perhaps your family would rather view holiday lights from the comfort and safety of your car this season. If that’s the case, then we suggest reserving a spot at Christmas in Color. This drive-thru experience takes place at Water World and Bandimere Speedway.

Best of all, the lights are synchronized to holiday music. Tickets for Christmas in Color are $30 per par. The event ends Jan. 3.

I Love Christmas Movies at Gaylord Rockies

Be sure to plan an afternoon or evening of holiday fun at Gaylord Rockies in Aurora! This year’s theme, as the name suggests, is Christmas movies. We don’t want to give too many details away, but the exhibit features interactive scenes from flicks such as Elf, Polar Express, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

This one-of-a-kind exhibit isn’t the only holiday activity going on at the Gaylord. Families can enjoy snow tubing, ice skating, gingerbread house kits, and more. Before heading back to the car, take a stroll through the outdoor light displays. 

Downtown Fort Collins

A day trip to Fort Collins is the perfect antidote for cabin fever. And there’s no better way to celebrate the season than with a trek through Old Town — the heart of downtown. Take your pick from countless restaurants, bars, and boutiques.

Can’t squeeze in a Fort Collins trip anytime soon? Part of what makes the city great is that holiday lights remain up through Valentine’s Day.

Take advantage of this home buying opportunity

We all have a lot on our minds this holiday season. Many of us have never spent this much time at home at the end of the year. We’ve postponed traditional activities, gatherings, and vacations.

But maybe you’ve thought about the possibility of a new home during this time. Trust us, with mortgage rates at historic lows, it’s a great time to purchase your first or forever home. You might also be considering an investment property in Colorado.

At American Home Agents, we take the hassle out of holiday home buying. Our team consists of some of the best real estate professionals in Denver, and we put that expertise to work for you.

Interested in learning more about the home buying process? Call American Home Agents at (303) 695-5900.

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