The Most Wonderful Time
And just like that, it’s the holiday season! From drive-thru light shows to exploring your favorite Christmas movies, there is something for everyone this December! Make sure you check out all the fun happening in the metro area this month!
Celebrate the Season—SAFELY—with Your Family
It’s official: Zoo Lights has been making magic, memories, and even marriages for 30 amazing years! Presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores, this illuminating annual event transforms Denver Zoo into Colorado’s WILDEST winter wonderland. Don’t miss this year’s historic celebration, with more than a million lights sparkling over 80 acres—plus a host of special measures to keep your family safe and healthy.
The Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District is excited to bring a synthetic skating rink to Olde Town Square for the first time! Join us for safe, outdoor fun for the whole family! Reservations will be limited to one-hour time slots. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Cherry Creek visitors will fill Fillmore Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue, shopping 30 vendors featuring their products in European chalet-style clad shipping containers, enjoying live music by bands and carolers, and sipping cocktails and hot beverages. Free to attend! Reserve your shopping time here:
The Parker Express Holiday Parade
Join us at the Parker Express Holiday Car Parade! We’ll be lining up here at Vehicle Vault at 9:30 am this Saturday for our 10:00 am departure to spread some cheer around Parker and will share the route information as soon as we’ve got all of the details finalized. After the parade, we will be open for normal Saturday business hours, ready for you to experience a walk through our Winter Wonderland here in the museum!
Load up your friends and family into the van (or car, or truck) and experience Christmas like never before. Drive through acres of more than 1.5 million lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music you’ll hear right through your radio. You’ll drive by giant candy canes, snowmen, arched pathways, and more. It’s like being immersed in another world. In fact, we won’t judge you if you join the kids with your face pressed against the window.
The Gardens’ signature event for over three decades, this annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms our York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. Join us for this family-friendly event that has become a holiday tradition for thousands of Front Range families.
Walk through your favorite Christmas movies in our all-new 17,000 sq. ft. multi-sensory exhibit. This magical, multi-sensory journey will take you through over 13 scenes from the iconic Christmas movies Elf, The Polar Express, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, and The Year Without A Santa Claus.