HOLIDAY LIGHTS & SIGHTS WALKING TOURS
Denver Lights Tour Overview
This holiday season, come embark on a fun-filled 2-hour Denver holiday lights walking tour experience as you take in all of the magic & cheer of this festive time of year in the Mile High City. Come enjoy the unique history, architecture & beauty of Denver’s holiday lights and top sights at night with our Denver Walking Tours team for our limited-run Denver Holiday Lights experience!
Looking for the Holiday Lights & Sights Bus Tour? Click here.
Looking to book a private Denver Christmas Lights Tour? Click here.
For the Lights & Sights Walking Tour, your festive evening kicks off at the City & County Building, known for its extravagant lights display. We'll share with you the stories that feature lots of holiday and Christmas lore & stories of days gone by. This experience was designed to give you views and great photo opportunities of Denver’s most beautiful and famous landmarks, magnificently lit up for this cheery time of year. This is sure to get even a Scrooge into the holiday spirit!
Besides getting the inside scoop on the famous and incredibly lit-up sights we'll visit, you'll hear about holiday traditions that got their start right here in Denver & other fun Christmas stories that will surprise you.
This experience visits the D&F Clock Tower, Larimer Square, The Mile High Tree adorned with thousands of Denver Christmas lights, Christkindl Market (through 12/23), and more, ending at Union Station in LoDo.
We give great recommendations on our favorite nearby places to grab a bite to eat or drink after your experience wraps up and you're done touring Denver. Along this festive walk, you'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions, take photos, chat one-on-one & see and learn more in two hours than you thought possible!
Lights & Sights
Holiday Lights Bus Tours Depart @ 6 p.m. More info here.
November 25-December 31:
No Tours: First Saturday in December
Denver's City & County Building
(i.e. City Council Building)
1437 Bannock St,
Easy, flat, plenty of stops
Additional Denver Holiday Lights Tour Info:
Meet your local guide on the Bannock Street sidewalk right in front of Denver's City & County Building (i.e. City Council Building), 1437 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80202. The front of the building faces east towards Civic Center Park and the Colorado State Capitol. Colfax Ave. will be to your north and 14th Ave. will be to your south.
Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the Denver lights tour departure time to meet your guide and check-in. Denver Christmas lights tours do start and depart on time. If you're not present at the departure time, our team will accept that you've decide not to come or that you've made other plans.
Denver lights tours still operate rain, snow, or shine and when events are happening at or around the City & County Building, and there are events many evenings during the holiday season.
In cases of extreme weather, our team will contact you with rescheduling or cancellation information at least 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time, as your safety and the safety of our team members is paramount.
Extreme weather that would dictate rescheduling or cancelling:
Temperatures at 5:40 p.m. scheduled to be less than 30 degrees F.
An active blizzard causing unsafe walking or driving conditions.
Your local guide will be carrying a small green Denver Walking Tours sign and festive holiday wear.
Denver lights tours are wheelchair and stroller accessible, but if there was a recent snowfall or ice accumulation it can make it more difficult and discretion is advised.
All ages are welcome to see the Denver lights and sights! Will kid(s) like the tour of Denver's lights? That really depends on your kiddo(s)! Our Denver holiday lights tours are suitable and designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Your guide is trained and experienced in working with youth. Youth ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Odds & Ends:
Please bring: A camera for some great pics of the Denver lights, a drink or snack (optional), some holiday spirit and cheer!
There is the Free 16th St. Mall shuttle that can take you back to the start of the Denver lights tour, if needed from the ending location in LoDo. It runs every few minutes.
You will be outside, so don't forget to dress in layers and prepare appropriately for cold weather! This includes warm boots with good grip and especially ensuring your hands, fingers, feet, toes and hear are covered and toasty warm.
Please plan on using a restroom prior to coming to the tour, as there are very limited public restrooms along the lights of Denver tour route.
Seeing Denver's Christmas lights is a great activity for locals & you family and friends visiting during the holiday season!
$29/guest & up
XMas Eve/Day & NYE: $34
Denver Holiday Lights Tour Itinerary
Tour Start: The gorgeous Denver City & County Building
The beautiful, interactive Mile High Christmas Tree
The Denver Christkindl Market (through 12/23)
The charming Brown Palace
16th Street Mall's lights, sights, and action
Paramount Theater & Denver Pavilions to see the Denver lights along 16th Street
The Daniels & Fisher Tower, illuminated for the holidays
The Parade of Lights holiday floats
Explore LoDo's famous Larimer Square, decorated and twinkling for the holidays
Tour End: Union Station's extravagant Denver lights (through 12/26), plus head inside to see the holiday decor and charm