Colorado's Winter Wonderland: Unforgettable Holiday Events for the Whole Family

Denver is a city that truly embraces the magic of the winter season. With its snowy landscapes and festive atmosphere, it offers a plethora of incredible venues to explore during the holiday season. Whether you're a local or a visitor, this blog post will guide you through the best venues in Denver to make the most of the winter and holiday season.


Union Station

Union Station is a historic landmark that beautifully blends the city's past with its present. During the winter season, it transforms into a winter wonderland with its exquisite holiday decorations. Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa while marveling at the stunning Christmas tree in the main hall. Don't forget to take a stroll through the adjacent outdoor plaza, which hosts a variety of seasonal events, including ice skating.


Denver Zoo Lights

Experience the magic of the season at Denver Zoo Lights. This annual event transforms the zoo into a dazzling spectacle, featuring over two million lights and enchanting animal-shaped sculptures. Take a stroll through the illuminated pathways, sip on hot cider, and enjoy the festive music. It's a perfect outing for families and couples alike.

City & County Building

The City & County Building is a must-visit during the holiday season. Known for its stunning architecture, it becomes even more captivating during the winter months when it is adorned with thousands of twinkling lights. Witness the grand illumination ceremony and take in the beauty of the building's intricate decorations. The aptly named “The Mile High Tree Presented by Xfinity,” a seven-story 110-foot-tall immersive art, 39-foot diameter conical structure, is 10 feet higher than the tallest Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in history and contains 60,000 LED lights to create its signature programming. The tree features nightly free public light shows choreographed to multi-cultural holiday music and accommodating up to 140 guests at a time for an immersive viewing experience within the tree. The Mile High Tree was first installed at Sculpture Park in Denver in 2019. The tree moved to the 16th Street Mall in 2020 and 2021 before moving to Civic Center in 2022.This iconic landmark will undoubtedly leave you in awe.

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

For those seeking a touch of the arts, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts offers a range of holiday-themed performances. From classic ballets like "The Nutcracker" to festive plays and concerts, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit by attending one of their captivating shows.

Georgetown Christmas Market and Loop Railroad

Just a short drive from Denver, the charming town of Georgetown hosts an annual Christmas Market that is worth the visit. Step into a picturesque winter wonderland as the streets are lined with vendors selling handmade crafts, delicious treats, and warm beverages. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, and even a visit from Santa Claus himself. Discover the best of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains by visiting the Georgetown Loop Railroad and Mining Park for gold panning & historically immersive experiences. Located just off I-70 and only 45 miles west of Denver, the Georgetown Loop Railroad and Mining Park is one of Colorado’s most authentic living museums and historically immersive experiences. Bring your family and friends for a narrow gauge train ride, book a real silver mine tour, or learn how to pan for gold. Discover the rugged romance of the Colorado Rockies in the 1880s. Climb aboard and travel back in time. We may just become part of the colorful history and traditions of your family too!It's a truly immersive holiday experience.

Denver offers an array of wonderful venues to explore during the winter and holiday season. From historic landmarks adorned in glittering lights to festive events and performances, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So grab your winter coat, embrace the holiday spirit, and make unforgettable memories at these remarkable venues in Denver.


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