The holiday season last year felt like you were in another, more boring world – some sort of alternative universe. However, this year, there may be a few changes. People have come out of their homes since the vaccination drives and found their holiday spirit. There is no shortage of holiday lighting, tree lightings, and parades. Most of them are outdoors and also family-friendly. However, if you plan on visiting any of those mentioned before, remember to bring masks so you can be safe. So, take a look at some of Denver’s beautiful displays that is sure to cheer you up.
Denver Union Station’s Grand Illumination
The Union Station in Downtown Denver is again the cynosure of Grand Illumination in the city. Santa made an appearance and people could visit him for no charge. There was also a pop-up Miracle Bar and Denver Dolls singing the holiday classics. But the star was the lighting at the Union Station with a tree that has 7,000-lights and is 40 feet tall. While the event is free, paid packages are also available.
Elitch Gardens’ Luminova
This historic garden has woken up the holiday spirit with Luminova, which is a big-budget spectacular display featuring a Christmas tree that is 65 feet tall and over 3 million lights. It also includes a snowman that is 25 feet tall (don’t worry, it won’t melt), giant ornaments, a candy cane-themed tunnel that is 200 feet long, train rides, more lights, Santa, and a few of his elves, and more. Your children are surely going to love it.
Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanical Gardens
This one is new and probably one of the most exciting ones yet. Near the entrance of O’Fallon Perennial Walk is a tunnel illuminated with lights that are 17 feet tall and 200 feet long. It is a gorgeous view. And, guess what? The stroll is Instagram-friendly. Food and drinks are available too but you may have to book your tickets in advance. You will not get them on site.