6 Places to See Holiday Lights

The popularity of holiday lights is undeniable. In fact, satellite imagery from NASA recently reported that certain cities shine between 20 and 30 percent brighter during the holiday season(1) – and the Front Range of Colorado is no exception.

With many families often driving around aimlessly in search of that magical holiday light display, Swingle has compiled a list of their own in order to make this holiday tradition as easy and rewarding as possible.

So pack up the car, get out your scarfs and gloves and prepare to be amazed by some of the most inspiring holiday lighting designs – guaranteed to make your days merry and bright!

6 Places to See Holiday Lights

A Hudson Christmas
When: November 27 – January 2
Where: Hudson Gardens
Hudson Gardens’ festive holiday light show will dazzle you and your family with twinkling lights and glowing displays throughout the one-mile outdoor walkway. Admission to A Hudson Christmas includes an enchanting wagon ride throughout the garden and a delightful visit with Santa.

Trail of Lights
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens – Chatfield Farms
When: November 27 – January 2
The foothills provide a stunning backdrop as colorful lights illuminate the countryside of the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms. There’s a synchronized light-show for the children, as well as hot drinks and other treats, and antique and model tractors decorated for the season.

Blossoms of Light
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens
When: November 27 – January 2
Blossoms of Light has become a family-friendly tradition in the Denver-Metro area. Be amazed by the grand illuminated O’Fallon Perennial Walk and the Romantic Gardens, along with thousands of twinkling lights draped elegantly amongst the property for a truly one-of-a-kind holiday display.

Support local towns in our area during the holiday season. Many create a winter wonderland for residents and visitors alike. Enjoy the sights and sounds while meandering down Main Street to your favorite eateries and shops.

Mayor’s Holiday Lighting
When: November 27
Where: Downtown Parker
Usher in the holidays with the Mayor’s Holiday Lighting in Downtown Parker. Enjoy some of Parker’s best performers, complete with a town sing-a-long of Silent Night, before the grand park lighting led by the Parker Chorale at 6:00 PM. Concessions are available for purchase while you experience the show.

Castle Rock “Lighting of the Star”
When: November 21
Where: Downtown Castle Rock
The “Lighting of the Star” in Castle Rock has been a community tradition dating back to 1935. This year’s celebration will again include: hot chocolate, vendors, strolling entertainers, and of course Santa will be present for photos and visits. The night concludes with the Starlighting ceremony at 5:00 PM.

Olde Golden Christmas
When: November 1 – December 31
Where: Downtown Golden
Explore historic downtown Golden as you stroll through the streets and experience the Victorian carolers, holiday artwork, live theater and more. Dazzling holiday lights line the streets, which includes fun activities for the entire family. Don’t miss out on the Candlelight Walk on December 4th along with holiday parades on December 5th, 12th and 19th.

(1)Taken from the article Christmas Lights Can Be Seen From Space By NASA Satellites: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ 2014/12/17/christmas-lights-seen-from-space_n_6338578.html