‘Tis the season for bundling up and enjoying some of the best, safe holiday events Denver has to offer. The inadvertent theme of many holiday events this year is about social distancing, and creating new ways for people to enjoy the traditions they love. Before this year, did anyone else ever consider the added warmth wearing a nice mask brings to frosted cheeks and noses that a scarf never seems to cover? It's growing on us...
After the trials of 2020, we all need a little extra holiday spirit and time to de-stress! While any celebrating you choose to do in public settings is up to your comfort level, with the right precautions we can still have small doses of this season’s splendor. From virtual and car-only events, to outdoor extravaganzas like Blossoms of Light and Zoo Lights, each of events in this post have added elements of social distancing and safety, without lacking any of the festivities.
We'll admit, when starting to research what was happening in Denver this month, we weren't expecting too much. As holiday season enthusiasts, it’s been a task to reimagine all the ways to still celebrate with loved ones and spread Christmas cheer, not COVID. As it turns out, Coloradans are wildly creative and we are lucky to live in a place with so many options still being offered! We may not see the typical huge crowds for the Parade of Lights and other events, but it’s giving some traditions a facelift and chance to try something new.
Whether you like exploring outdoor winter wonderlands or finding the perfect gift, there is something for everyone. So, take a look at our categories, broken into things to do, virtual happenings, and places to safely do your shopping…
Did you know? While lights have been used to decorate Christmas trees since 1882, it wasn’t until President Grover Cleveland used lights on the White House Christmas Tree in 1895 that they became a national sensation. One of the most magical parts of this time of year is seeing the glorious displays of lights all over the city from traditions both new and old…
Work off the cookies by getting outdoors at any of Denver's wonderful parks like City Park and Wash Park with your pod. Or, opt into a fun run this December, check out #8 on this list for outdoor walking and running events around town!
Or, take a day trip away from the city to explore Rocky Mountain National Park or visit one of Colorado’s many winter resorts for skiing, tubing, and other winter activities.
Don’t forget local walking tours! The Parade of Lights is an ongoing event this year, where you can stroll on a route to see the parade’s holiday floats near 16th street mall all month long. If you just need to take a drive somewhere, this post from 5280 outlines how to see all the best houses that go all out on their decorations around town. Do you prefer the Gingerbread House or It’s a Wonderful Light?
We hope this extensive list of safe holiday events in Denver and opportunities to buy local brings a little hope to your heart, and pep in your step. Which events are you planning to check out? Let us know in the comments below, and Happy Holidays!
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