Our Favorite Light Displays Around Denver to See at Christmas

Christmas is here and nothing gets you in the spirit more than going to see the lights. Check out these fun lights displays around Denver this winter.

The Mile High Tree

Head to Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex and see the largest installation of its kind in all of North America. One of the newest holiday traditions in Denver, the 110-foot-tall, 39-foot-diameter tree puts on a spectacular display with music every 30 minutes. Over a hundred people can even experience the display from within the cone of the tree itself. It’s so big you don’t even have to leave the car to see it from the street.

Christmas in Color

Come travel through one of the most dazzling displays of the season at Water World in Federal Heights. Christmas in Color has more than 1.5 million LED lights stretched into tunnels, trees, and holiday shapes with synchronized music for a full experience. It was so popular last year that they’ve opened a second location at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison.

Old Golden Christmas

The small town charm of Golden gets a visit from Christmas Past. The historic main street gets a healthy dose of lights displayed all season long with a holiday art market, live theater performances, a candlelight walk, and even a visit from Santa himself.

Zoo Lights

Although not a drive-through, you don’t want to miss the 29th annual lights extravaganza at the Denver Zoo. With over 2 million lights across 80 acres, it’s like walking into a fantasy world. Jump on the Denver Zoo Railroad and sing carols as you cruise through the display. You can watch artisan ice carvers create sculptures and peruse the holiday shopping bazaar to find one-of-a-kind gifts.

We at Transwest Buick GMC hope you and your family have a happy holiday season. When your car needs winter maintenance, give us a call.

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Denver Activities and Events for the Winter Season

Denver is known for its scenery and winter sports. Whether you’d like to tackle the slopes with the family or you’re simply looking for a fun outdoor activity to do alone, there are Denver activities and events for everyone.

You can try ice skating in downtown Denver at Skyline Park until February 3. It’s free if you bring your own skates, and rentals are just $6 to $8. There is regularly scheduled entertainment, and you can even take skating lessons on Saturday mornings.

The Winter Park Resort is the major ski center in the Denver area. You can book ski lessons, explore with the scenic Snowcat tours, or tube down the hill.  There’s also a lodge with mountaintop dining, which offers a truly unforgettable weekend for anyone looking to hit the slopes and have a premier meal when they’re finished.

For those who love craft brews and IPAs, consider the Denver Winter Brew Fest from January 25 to 26 at the Mile High Station. The Winter Brew Fest features local, regional, and national microbrews, live music, food, and a range of other vendors.

Finally, check out the Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks event on February 1 at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. This is a truly unforgettable winter concert at one to the world’s most iconic venues.

These are only a few of the winter activities and events that Denver has to offer. We at Transwest GMC hope you stay safe while having fun and enjoying yourself out there. 

Denver Activities and Events

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 in Denver, Colorado

Are you looking for an exciting way to ring in New Year’s Eve 2018 in Denver, Colorado? Check out one of these exciting events around the city.

Denver’s Grandest New Year’s Eve Party

Head over to the Grand Hyatt Denver on the last day of the year for this amazing party that’ll fill you with nostalgia from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s thanks to the cover performances by Nacho Men. The event includes an open bar, balloon drops, dinner buffet, and a signature champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Welcome the New Year with fireworks at the 16th Street Mall. This event is totally free — and if the kiddos can’t last until the midnight fireworks, head to the mall earlier in the evening for the 9 p.m. fireworks spectacular.

Resolution NYE 2019

The name is a bit of a misnomer: Resolution NYE 2019 is anything but reserved, and this party gives one last night of indulgence before 2019 rolls around. It’s a rowdy event with dancing, open bars, DJs across three floors, and art installations. You can even catch an amazing light show with tons of confetti at the McNichols Civic Center Building.

Join with Transwest GMC in celebrating the final night of 2018 in the Denver area. Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve 2018 in Denver