Posted on 18 Dec 2023
As the holiday season approaches the Denver area comes alive with festive cheer, offering lots of activities and events for locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re a fan of dazzling light displays, charming winter markets, or spirited performances, the city truly has something for everyone. Read on to explore a few of the most exciting holiday happenings near Reunion that are sure to make your season especially merry and bright!
Downtown Denver’s Grand Illumination
Kick off the holiday season in style at Downtown Denver’s Grand Illumination. This annual event marks the beginning of the city’s festive celebration as thousands of lights illuminate the streets, creating a cozy atmosphere. The downtown area comes alive with live music, fun performances, and a genuine sense of community. Whether you have visiting friends or in-laws or you just want to take a little romantic excursion with your partner, this event is a chance to witness Denver’s transformation into a dazzling spectacle of holiday cheer.
Denver Zoo Lights and Blossoms of Light
For those seeking a unique and enchanting experience that’s equally bright and cheerful, the Denver Zoo Lights and Blossoms of Light at the Botanic Gardens offer captivating displays that elevate the holiday spirit. The zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland featuring illuminated animal sculptures and festive activities, while the Botanic Gardens become a twinkling delight with interactive light displays and seasonal tunes — plus hot chocolate and apple cider for sale. Both events provide an immersive escape into the magic of the holiday season, creating memorable experiences for friends and family.
Charming Towns and Markets
If you’re looking to take a short drive outside of Reunion, charming Georgetown, Colorado comes alive during its Annual Christmas Market. Stepping back in time, visitors are greeted by Victorian characters, horse-drawn wagon rides, and an array of stalls selling handmade gifts and local crafts. Down in Littleton, Hudson Gardens hosts “A Hudson Christmas” — turning its grounds into a holiday destination with sparkling lights, warming fire pits, and Santa’s Village. A day trip to these quaint towns and picturesque settings add a touch of nostalgia to the modern holiday season.
Holiday Performances and Shows:
After the sun sets, Denver’s theaters and performance venues take center stage with a festive lineup of holiday-themed shows. From classic Nutcracker ballets to heartwarming plays and festive concerts, these performances offer an entertaining cultural escape. Whether enjoyed with family or friends, these shows add a touch of elegance and artistry to the holiday season.
Amid the bustling city and serene mountain towns, Denver and its surrounding areas offer a diverse list of holiday happenings. From the grand illuminations of downtown to quaint markets and immersive light displays, each event contributes to the festive spirit that defines our beloved home city during the holidays. For those seeking not only holiday magic but also a place to call home amidst the beauty of Colorado, explore our stunning floorplans at Reunion — and be sure to reach out if you want to learn more!