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Tis The Season

Celebrate the Holiday Season in Denver

Magical Holiday Events near Our Hotel

Welcome to a festive season brimming with sparkle and cheer as the city of Denver transforms into a winter wonderland, in a captivating array of local holiday events. From the enchanting light displays, to the magical journey on the Polar Express, there's an abundance of joy to discover.

Explore vibrant Christmas markets around the city, bursting with unique gifts, tantalizing treats, and heart-warming holiday spirit. And for an experience that truly dazzles, don't miss our special hotel package featuring Luminova Holidays at Elitch Gardens. This spectacular event bathes Denver's beloved amusement park in a million twinkling lights, offering an unforgettable spectacle to cap off your holiday escape. Let's celebrate the magic of Denver Christmas events together.

Elitch Gardens Luminova Holidays

Experience the splendor of the season at Colorado's grandest holiday festivity, Luminova, hosted at Elitch Gardens. Bask in the glow of over 200,000 square feet of spectacular light displays, a majestic 65-ft tree, and an enchanting 300-ft candy cane tunnel. Savor the panoramic views from the Ferris Wheel with a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy your favorite park rides.

Create special memories and book our Light Up the Holidays Package! The package includes two tickets to Elitch Gardens and $50 F&B credit.

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9NEWS Parade of Lights

December 2, 2023 at 6PM

Experience the grandeur of the holiday season at the 9NEWS Parade of Lights in Downtown Denver, a cherished tradition that brings together a vibrant procession of floats, balloons, and cultural displays. Anticipate the delight of special guest appearances from our beloved Major Waddles the penguin and the ever-jovial Santa himself. This event promises an unforgettable holiday experience, aglow with festive cheer and luxury, creating an inclusive and engaging atmosphere for all.

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Denver Christkindlmarket

November 17 - December 23, 2023

Step into a captivating winter wonderland at the Denver Christkindlmarket, an enchanting spectacle of holiday magic nestled in the heart of the city. This authentic German-style holiday market offers a rich tapestry of experiences, with a harmonious blend of local and European craft artisans and food vendors, providing a feast for the senses. With a delightful array of entertainers adding to the festive cheer, the Denver Christkindlmarket is a must-visit gem of the holiday season, inviting one and all to partake in this joyous, cost-free celebration.

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Downtown Denver Rink

Opens November 2023

Embrace the winter charm at the Downtown Denver Ice Rink at Skyline Park, an enchanting winter wonderland nestled amidst the city's vibrant skyline. It's a perfect blend of luxury and fun, inviting everyone to lace up and glide across the glistening ice.all to partake in this joyous, cost-free celebration.

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Jingle Jog

December 2, 2023 at 4PM

Slip into your most festive attire and lace up those running shoes to embark on an exhilarating journey through the heart of downtown Denver at the 2nd annual Jingle Jog 5K! Experience the thrill of tracing the exact parade route, where later that evening at 6PM, a dazzling procession of floats, balloons, and even Santa himself will sweep through.

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