Here are our 6 favorite places to see the lights:
Denver Zoo: 2300 Steele St.
Cost: $9 - $13
With the trees gorgeously wrapped and animals built of lights, this holiday event is a child’s paradise. Tickets are $13 for adults and $9 for kids. There are plenty of stops for hot chocolate set up throughout the zoo. Consider going on a weeknight to avoid some of the crowds. Get tickets →
Trail of Lights
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms: 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd.
Cost: $6 - $14
This event at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield location offers attractions for all ages. From the synchronized music in the children’s play area to a three sided light tunnel, everyone is sure to have an amazing night out. Stop by the warming hut to thaw out your toes and grab a warm drink. On Fridays and Saturdays you can buy a ticket that includes a hayride around the property. Get tickets →
Denver Botanic Gardens York Street: 1007 York St.
Cost: $6 - $13
Stop by to see Denver’s most popular gardens glowing with countless light. The thousands of twinkling lights will take your breath away, it’s a splendid addition to any date night. Don’t miss the return of the O’Fallon Perennial Walk and the Romantic Gardens. If you’re feeling extra cool, grab some HoloSpex to take light viewing to the next level. Get tickets →
Lights Animate with Music
6832 Kipling St
You’ve seen the YouTube videos, but stop by to see it live, 17,000 lights synchronized to music. The owner has been perfecting his decorations for 10 years and it’s a wonderful stop to get a wow out of both children and parents. While you’re in the neighborhood you can always swing by The Christmas House: 10102 W. 60th Ave and Crawford Winter Wonderland: 6186 Jellyson Way.
The Onstott’s North Pole Christmas Extravaganza
10046 Fraser St
If you want to see the lights, but stay in your nice warm car, this is the place for you. With lights set to 88.9, you can tune in on the radio and watch from your car. Bring a thermos of hot chocolate or cider to round out the experience and prepared to be wowed. If you’re willing to brave the cold, you can browse the Ice Castle and tunnel of lights. Learn More →
Ruscetta Winter Wonderland
9821 Upham Ct
A tradition for over 25 years, this house features thousands of lights and a festive display of the most beloved holiday characters. Get close to see the mechanical displays. While you’re in the area you can also see other amazing displays including: A Simple Christmas: 11289 W 103rd Dr and snow Glove in Westy: 7540 Osceola St.
Visit the Denver Post to find more light displays in your neighborhood!
Enjoy a great night out, or several, seeing all the glowing displays Denver has to offer. They’re only up for a short time, so be sure to make the most of it!