‘Tis the season for all the holiday festivities. From parties to wine tastings, gift-giving, and lots of hot chocolate. As if you didn’t want more on your plate, we pulled together a few of our favorite light displays around the Denver Metro area for you and your family to enjoy!
Our list includes outdoor lights, drive-thru lights, and even our favorite places around town with lights on lights on lights!
Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms
Event Dates: Now – January 2, 2022 (Closed on December 25)
Tickets: Adult Members: $13, Child Member $10 (ages 3-15), Adult Non-member $15, Child Non-member $13
Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms takes you through a winding path of bright colorful lights illuminating the countryside, literally, you can see these lights from over a mile away! This adventure is just under a mile long of singing trees, synchronized lights, two tunnels, and hot beverages for purchase. Do you also like going on a scavenger hunt? Take a picture of the three lighted geckos hidden throughout Trail of Lights for a chance to win $250.
Trail of Lights time slots are quickly selling out, but plenty of space for you and your family to enjoy! For more information and to purchase tickets, head over to the Trail of Lights website.
For a similar experience, but closer to Denver, you have to check out the Blossom of Lights on York Street.
Christmas in Color at Bandimere Speedway
Event Dates: Now – January 2, 2022 (Closed on December 25)
Tickets: General Admission $35 or Christmas Party Pack $60
This amazing drive-thru light experience is one for the books for sure. With Christmas in Color experiences in several states and two in our very own colorful state (Morrison & Federal Heights), this is one not to miss! With over 1.5 million lights synchronized to Christmas music from the radio, you will want to dance with them. Tickets are per car, so pile everyone into that van, truck, or car (safely though, of course) and be delighted by snowmen, candy canes, arched pathways and so much more!
Add to your experience by purchasing a VIP admission which allows you to skip the line and receive your very own Christmas Party Pack.
Christmas Party Pack Pack includes:
- Diffraction Glasses (x4)
- Light Bulb Necklaces (x2)
- Candy Cane Light Batons (x2)
- Rudolph Noses (x2)
- CIC Air Freshener (x1)
- In-car Activity Card (x1)
Neat fact: Christmas in Color takes pride in giving back to the community. A portion of all proceeds goes to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help bring joy to local children facing critical illnesses.
LIGHTS at Cherry Hills Community Church
Event Dates: Now – December 23, 2021
LIGHTS is a family-friendly drive-thru experience that is perfect for cold nights, or families with little ones! With their 3rd year in a row, this event only gets bigger and brighter! From start to finish, the entire experience is enjoyed from the comfort of your car and an app you download to your phone. So cozy up in your favorite Christmas jammies and a bowl of popcorn! The moment you pull up, their team organizes thousands of cars into a very systematic procession. While you wait for your turn, sip on hot cocoa delivered right to your car. Listen to Christmas music and watch the lights sync and tell a story of Light. This experience is completely free, but it’s a very good idea to reserve your spot.
Winter Holiday Trains in Georgetown
Event Dates: Now – December 24
Tickets: Tickets vary per experience and age, for more information visit the Georgetown Loop site.
What better way to show out-of-town family and friends a beautiful winter wonderland than on this Georgetown loop train! During the day, take a wintery ride with Christmas decorations, music, and even a visit from Santa! In the evening, cozy up with one of our many tumblers with your favorite hot drink and cruise through a lighted forest, enjoying over 300,000 lights.
Please visit their site for tickets, COVID restrictions, and departure locations.
Blossoms of Lights
Event Dates: Now – January 8, 2022 (Closed on December 25)
Tickets: $16-19 Members or $18-21 Non-members
The Blossoms of Light show started in the ’80s as a way for locals to see a garden come to life in the winter, and has transformed into an annual tradition and is now one of the top light displays in the world. Enjoy the ever-changing 24 acres illuminated garden. With over 1 million lights, blown glass sculptures, an interactive light display, and new this year, a 17 foot tall, 200 foot long tunnel. There’s amazement around every corner. Year-round planning, color palette changes, and custom LED lights make this a can’t miss winter light experience. It’s one of our favorites for sure.
Each night holiday treats and warm drinks are available for purchase at the Hive Garden Bistro, making this the perfect addition to a full night of awe.
Tickets are only available online and already selling out quickly. Bring a brand new wow factor to your winter wonderland.
WINTER WANDERLAND at Cherry Creek North
Events Dates: Now – December 31, 2021
Tickets: FREE outdoor experiences
Winter Wanderland at Cherry Creek North is filled with fun, lights, sound, and shopping! During the day, shop for your holiday gifts from 30 local makers and enjoy live music from local acts while enjoying a craft drink, Thursdays – Saturdays until December 31.
During the evening, explore the very first debut in the United States, an interactive light installation “Dominos”. Created by Canadian artists, this magical display features 120 oversized musical dominos. Scratch like a DJ, or play your favorite Christmas song by tapping the domino. Let the sounds of lights brighten your holiday evenings.
Not a fan of the weeknight hustle and bustle of the holidays? Enjoy Saturday Night Lights, Saturday, 11 & 18th for a family-friendly evening filled with entertainment. Enjoy free hot cocoa, jugglers, stilt walkers, LED Hula Hoop Dancers, acrobats, and much more. Join in on the fun from 5 – 7 PM.
Explore the Cherry Creek North website for more details.