This holiday season be sure to mark your calendar for at least one of the many events offered. Tonight is the second night of the popular Parade of Lights. Starting a 6:00 p.m. the lights go on and the show begins, thousands of sparkling lights, vibrant marching bands, giant balloons, fascinating floats and many strange and unusal characters will march in the streets of Downtown Denver.
Parking isn’t a problem if you plan ahead and take the RTD LightRail into town. The LightRail stops at the Colorado Convention Center, just a block from the parade route. When done hop on and take the Light Rail home, while your neighbor tries to fight the traffic home! Last night RTD offered a special price for roundtrip tickets from the Broadway station (free parking) to downtown and return ($3.50).
I must say we decided to take the Light Rail in last night and it was the best decision we made. Not only did we arrive in perfect time, my little Grandsons were thrilled to finally get to ride on The Train! (free for them under 5 years old). I couldn’t believe they nor their parents had ever taken the Light Rail before!
If you miss tonight’s event there’s more:
400 tuba players come to town for the 33rd Annual Tuba Christmas Concert in Skyline Park on December 14th from 1-2. If you really want to enjoy an interesting afternoon in downtown Denver, come out to hear them play.
Just for KIDS:
Breakfast with Santa at the Hard Rock Cafe’ On Saturday December 13th come bring the little ones from 8:30 – 10:30 for picture taking and wish making. Kids will be given a party bag filled with rockin’ holiday goodies while adults have an opportunity to bid at auction to benefit the Parade of Lights 9News.
What could be better than a Holiday Safari in the wildness of Denver Zoo? 38 acres of illumination turn the Zoo into a wonderland, loved by both children and adults! Starting on December 12 and continuing through January 4, 5-9. Purchase tickets in advance. Afraid to get too cold? No worries, Denver Zoo has warming stations to “Thaw Your Paws.” Of course!
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Alive and well during the Holidays the Botanic Gardens celebrate by offering a magnificent Trail of Lights with over One Million Lights! It is a winding forest path through the Colorado countryside. There is a playhouse for the kids to hang out. Refreshments of Hot Chocolate are available. More Info here.
Budweiser Clydesdales Camera Day
This time of year Anheuser Busch shows off the trademark Clydesdales at the Brewery in Fort Collins. Dress in your Holiday Best, bring your camera and make a photographic memory with a beautiful Budweiser Clydesdale. Tour the Brewery while you are there! Check the calendar to confirm Anheuser Busch Brewery camera day.
Santa Claus Express
Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, Colorado welcomes Santa as he arrives in a LOCOMOTIVE! Kids are encouraged to come and join Santa for a ride along the rails in the foothills of Golden, Colorado. The Depot Store offers a great selection of railroad toys and Tomas the Tank Engine gifts too! Kids of all ages will enjoy this special place. December 13, and 14
I hope this holiday season you and yours get to enjoy at least some of the many fun things the Denver metro area has to offer.
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Kristal has been helping buyers and sellers in Colorado since 1984. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of the Metro Denver Real Estate market via blogging and in person while driving around the beautiful Rocky Mountain town of Denver! For fun, Kristal enjoys shooting things with a Canon. Visit Denver Photo Blog