Find Christmas Magic: Colorado Towns with Big and Bold Holiday Light Displays
December is here and as the holidays draw near you may be in the mood to take a ride with the family to see some of Colorado's biggest and brightest light displays.
We found 8 destinations that will deliver the over-the-top 'Clark Griswold' experience you are looking for when it comes to holiday light displays this winter.
From Grand Junction to Denver and lots of spots in between, the Christmas spirit is waiting at any one of these Colorado destinations featuring big and bold holiday lights.
Grand Junction's Winter Wonderland
One of the best parts about winter in Grand Junction is that we don't get buried in snow. Great sunny days through the winter mean cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowboarding, winter hikes, and tons of fun activities on the Western Slopes 'winter wonderland'.
Garden of Lights in Fort Collins
The Fort Collins Garden of Lights is open on the weekends from 5 to 9 pm. They do not open on Christmas Day so be sure to get there before then to see this amazing light display.
Estes Yuletide Lights Driving Tour
You'll love the Christmas Light displays found in Estes at the Yuletide Lights Driving Tour. You'll be blown away by how this community comes together to participate in lighting up the town for the holidays.
Blossom of Light @ Denver's Botanic Gardens
A trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens will not disappoint during the holidays as a new lighting feature in the O’Fallon Perennial Walk has been introduced. This 200-foot-long, 17-foot-tall tunnel of animated lights is right at the start of the path.
Inside the Hudson Gardens & Events Center, you'll find an Extravaganza of lights. This event features hundreds of beautifully decorated Christmas Trees that you can wander through with your kids. It's open from 5 pm to 9 pm through the end of the year.
Castle Rock's Rockin' Christmas
The residents at 1021 Neptunite Place in Castle Rock put on this Rockin' light display on their own with our sponsorship from the city or county. Do they have Christmas spirit or what? Watch the video and see how this community comes together for the holidays.
Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo is always a great spot to see some serious Christmas light displays. In fact, they have 70 acres of light displays. You can visit Santa, see live entertainment, and other surprises that happen here during the holidays.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Electric Safari
Enjoy more than 80 light sculptures are spread across 50 acres at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Electric Safari. If you already have a zoo membership you can enjoy the Electric Safari for FREE.