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LIMITED-RUN

HOLIDAY LIGHTS & SIGHTS WALKING TOURS

  Tour Overview

 

This holiday season, come embark on a fun-filled 2-hour holiday lights tour experience as you take in all of the magic and cheer of this festive time of year in the Mile High City. Come enjoy the unique history, architecture and 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!

Your festive evening kicks off at the City & County Building, known for it’s 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 puts COVID precautions in place to keep all of our wonderful guests safe during this festive time of year and visits the D&F Clock Tower, Larimer Square, The Mile High Tree, Christkindl Market (through 12/23), and more, ending at Union Station.

We give great recommendations on our favorite nearby places to grab a bite to eat or drink after your experience wraps up. Along the way, 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

Tour Details:

Departure Time:

5:40 p.m.

November 28-January 2 

Thurs.-Sat.

No tours: Dec. 24-25.

Meeting Place:

Denver's City & County Building

1437 Bannock St,

Duration:

2 hours

Difficulty:

Easy, flat, plenty of stops

1.5 miles

Ending Location:

Union Station

1701 Wynkoop Street

Additional Denver Holiday Lights Tour Info:

Meeting Place:

  • Meet your guide on the Bannock Street sidewalk right in front of Denver's City & County 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 east.  

  • Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the tour departure time to meet your guide and check-in. 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.

  • 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 5:30 p.m. scheduled to be less than 20 degrees F.

      • An active blizzard causing unsafe walking or driving conditions.

  • Your guide will be carrying a small green Denver Free Walking Tours sign and festive holiday wear.

  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible.

 

Ages:

  • All ages are welcome!  Will kid(s) like the tour? 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, a face mask (must be worn over the nose and mount during the tour), 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 tour, if needed.  It runs every few minutes.  

  • Don't forget to dress in layers and prepare appropriately for cold weather! This includes warm boots with good grip.

  • Please plan on using a restroom prior to coming to the tour, as there are very limited public restrooms along the tour route.

  • Please plan on physically distancing 6-feet from other tour guests at tour stops and whenever possible when walking from sight to sight.

  • Group sizes are very limited this season, as we work to protect your safety and wellbeing and the wellbeing of our team members and the public. Maximum group size will be 10-15 guests vs. the typical (pre-COVID) 25+ guests. This also gives you a much more personal, engaging experience!

  • This is a great activity for locals & you family and friends visiting during the holiday season! 

 

Pricing:

1 Guest:

$24.99/guest

Denver Holiday Lights Tour Itinerary

  1. Tour Start: The gorgeous Denver City & County Building

  2. 16th Street Mall's lights, sights, and action

  3. The Brown Palace

  4. Paramount Theater

  5. The Daniels & Fisher Tower, illuminated for the holidays

  6. The Denver Christkindl Market (Rest stop, hot drink and/or food opportunity)

  7. Skyline Park & Ice Skating Rink

  8. Denver Performing Arts Complex's Mile High Christmas Tree

  9.  The famous Larimer Square, decorated for the holidays

  10. Tour End: Union Station's extravagant lights, plus head inside to see the holiday decor and charm

Cancellation/Refund Policy: No refunds are available for our Holiday tours & tickets are not transferable to other dates.

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Maia H. "I had a great time on the walking tour with Cami as my tour guide! Informative, fun, and a great way to learn and see lots of Denver when you’re short on time. Thanks, Cami!."​ Read full testimonial.

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