City Lights and Holiday Cheer

Fall has been in the air for a few weeks now, and it’s my favorite time of the year. Not only has Denver welcomed two snow storms in the past two weeks (and I welcome more snow by the way!), but the sun still shines just about every day. It’s chilly outside but I find the weather to still be enjoyable. Getting ready for the Thanksgiving, wrapping my gifts for the holidays, and cozying up with my loved ones on a brisk night is the peak of fall and winter season in my mind. In the next few weeks there will be so many events going on in the Denver metro area, I’ve made a list of some of my favorites for you to check out if you’re interested. Don’t forget, sometimes the best activity is to drive around your area and look at the festive decorations your neighbors have.

If you plan on attending these or any other holiday events, please let me know. We can coordinate a group meeting spot. The more the merrier!

Downtown Denver Grand Illumination November 25, 2011 – 6pm – December 31, 2011 – Come to Denver’s Union Station and the City and County Building to watch as Denver is lit up for the holiday season. From Lower Downtown all the way to Civic Center Park you can enjoy the lighted trees, a horse drawn carriage ride and some yummy hot chocolate. Lights run through the New Year.

9News Parade of Lights December 2, 2011 – December 3, 2011 – Watch the parade of lights during the two mile route through downtown Denver and help celebrate the holiday season. Viewing along the parade route is free! Bundle up your friends and families and come join!

Blossoms of Light at the Denver Botanic Gardens December 2, 2011 – January 1, 2012 – This is an event that I’ve never done, but would really love to! Over one million colorful lights create elegant designs in the winter wonderland garden. Snacks and warm drinks will be provided and some evenings there is going to be live music. Free for children 2 and under, but sorry no pooches!

Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo December 9, 2011 – January 1, 2012 – Watch animal designs light up with the holiday spirit! With more than 38 brilliantly-illuminated acres of lights, featuring more than 150 animated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected – it’s a great place for kids of all ages.

Photo Courtesy of Angela Beldy Photography,

If you have any questions regarding any of the events posted or anything you’ve read on my blog, please feel free to post a question or email and ask me – because Kelly Rose Knows!


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