Light up the Season: Holiday Lights in Colorado

Grab a cup of cocoa, bundle up, and enjoy all of the extravagant holiday light displays around Colorado this season!

Embrace the winter enchantment as we uncover the dazzling holiday light spectacles gracing Colorado. From the vibrant Denver Zoo Lights to the whimsical wonders of Boulder’s Trail of Lights, join us on a journey through the top five places that transform the Centennial State into a radiant winter wonderland. Grab a cup of cocoa, bundle up, and let’s explore the magic of the season together!

1. Denver Zoo Lights:

The Denver Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season with their annual Zoo Lights event. Stroll through the zoo as it comes alive with vibrant light displays, animated animal sculptures, and a synchronized light show. It’s a magical experience for families and animal lovers alike.

2. Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens:

The Denver Botanic Gardens hosts the Blossoms of Light event, where the gardens are illuminated with thousands of twinkling lights. Explore the enchanting gardens, including the O’Fallon Perennial Walk and the Romantic Gardens, all aglow with festive lights. Warm drinks and seasonal music add to the festive atmosphere.

3. Trail of Lights in Boulder:

Boulder’s Trail of Lights is a community-driven holiday lights experience. Take a stroll along the Boulder Creek Path and enjoy thousands of LED lights, animated displays, and festive decorations. The event often includes live performances, making it a delightful outing for the whole family.

4. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari in Colorado Springs:

Head to Colorado Springs for the Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. This family-friendly event features over 85 light sculptures spread throughout the zoo grounds, providing stunning views of the city lights below. Warm up with hot cocoa and enjoy holiday music while marveling at the sparkling displays.

5. An Extravaganza of Lights at Hudson Gardens

Experience the holiday magic at Hudson Gardens & Event Center with two brand new, spectacular light shows. Kick off your holiday season with never-before-seen light installations like a cathedral comprised of thousands of LED lights, and ring in the new year with the Light Up the New Year show, transforming the exhibit with vibrant displays, a laser garden, and upbeat music.


Remember to check the specific event details, dates, and times as they may vary each year. Additionally, it’s always a good idea to bundle up and bring some hot cocoa to fully enjoy the winter wonderland of lights in Colorado.

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