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DENVER With the snow-covered Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, Denver is a magical place to be during the holiday season. 


Parades and lighting spectacles are accompanied by traditional holiday concerts.  Santa arrives in Denver by sea and by train, while there are numerous outdoor events including ice skating, carolers, roasting chestnuts, ice sculpting contests and even a tuba concert. 


The Mile High City boasts some of the nation’s most colorful holiday lighting shows, from the more than one million twinkling lights that can be found along Denver’s mile-long pedestrian promenade, the 16th Street Mall to the 300,000 lights that bedeck Larimer Square.


From the romance of The Nutcracker (performed in the new $92 million Ellie Caulkins Opera House) to the wonder of floats and balloons in the Parade of Lights…from the tradition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to the beauty of hundreds of glowing luminarias lining Santa Fe Boulevard, the holidays in Denver have something for everyone.


Mile High Holiday Savings

Denver is 5,280 feet above sea level – exactly one mile high – and throughout the holiday season, travelers to Denver will get “mile high” savings with hotel rates starting at just $52.80! 


Mile High Holidays goes from Nov. 1, 2007 through Jan. 31, 2008. During this time, Denver’s holiday magic is celebrated with 17 hotels offering hotel rates starting at $52.80.  There are also New Year’s packages, shopping specials and an abundance of entertainment options at more than four dozen Denver hotels.


For a complete list of events, hotel specials and shopping information, visit or call 1-800-2DENVER.  

Mile High Holiday Events

Just some of The Mile High City’s exciting festivities include:


Fun with Santa:


December 1 – 2

The “Santa Claus Special” steam train arrives every 20 minutes at the Colorado Railroad Museum.  Free rides on Santa’s special train included with admission price.


December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 – 24

Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet at Downtown Aquarium with a scuba-diving Santa

Claus and Sharkey and Java.


Magical Lighting Displays & Events


November 23

To kick off the holiday season, beautiful lighting displays will be turned on with special ceremonies at the City & County Building, Larimer Square, Denver Pavilions, Union Station, Skyline Park, the 16th Street Mall and the historic D&F Tower. Ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m.


November 23

18th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at [Back to Press Releases Main]