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Time for Christmas Lights!

One of our favorite things to do on Christmas is to get out and view the holiday lights. With COVID continuing to rear its ugly head, spending time to explore Colorado and view light shows may be the best way to spend the holidays with the ones you love.

To help the best we can, we have compiled a list of places you and your family can go to see these beautiful light displays this holiday season. Some are residential, some are commercial, and most are within a two-hour drive:

  1. Christmas Mountain in Salida is a 750 foot tall Christmas tree made up of 4,500 LED bulbs and shines over Salida until mid-January.

  2. This home in Salida puts on an amazing musical light show. Stay in your car and bring a food donation for the local food bank.

  3. 2020 Interactive Colorado Springs Christmas Light Guide is put out by Timberline Landscaping in Colorado Springs. Look over the handy interactive map and plan your route for lights, light shows, and even hot chocolate!

  4. Lighting of Breckenridge: Even though the official lighting and Race of the Santas is postponed until 2021, guests can still enjoy the 250,000 LED lights hung throughout downtown. Lights will be turned on the December 5th weekend.

  5. Dillon Ice Castles is an award-winning frozen attraction using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. The castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, fountains, and more. Dates and hours are weather dependent and it's a good idea to buy tickets online in advance.

  6. Christmas in Color This is a socially safe drive through animated light show at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison. Drive through millions of lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music you’ll hear right through your radio.

  7. Blossoms of Light at the Denver Botanic Gardens is a bit further but worth the drive. The Gardens' signature event transforms their York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. Tickets must be purchased in advance and as far in advance as you can.


Any COVID-related restrictions or cancellations for the above are noted on the websites. Most are socially safe so get out and enjoy the lights!

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