Best Christmas Lights to See in Colorado, Including a NEW Experience

Feel the Christmas Spirit with Magical Light Displays

As the sun sets earlier this time of year in Colorado, there is nothing like a magical light display to cheer you up! We put together this list of several festive destinations where you can see the best Christmas lights in Southern Colorado and beyond. 

Included in this list is an all-new Christmas experience coming to Colorado, the Bridge of Lights at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park! We are excited to welcome holiday cheer to our park with this new drive-thru holiday light display event. The opportunity to drive across America’s Highest Suspension Bridge doesn’t come often, so this is a special time! Read along in this blog to learn more details about our new experience at the park and find more of the best Christmas lights from the Royal Gorge Region to Colorado Springs to Denver.

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The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is unveiling the newest Christmas experience in Colorado! This is your chance to drive your car across America’s Highest Suspension Bridge as it glows with Christmas magic. The Royal Gorge Bridge, a light tunnel display, and decorated trees throughout the park will glow with the season at this new drive-thru experience. Reserve your spot today at our Tickets Page.

See Colorado Light Up with Christmas Magic

1. Bridge of Lights – Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

Christmas is coming to the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park this season! Join us on various weekdays and weekends, starting November 18th through December 31st, to see the beautiful light displays throughout the park. The Royal Gorge Bridge will be a drive-thru experience with thousands of twinkling lights adorning the Royal Gorge Bridge! This is our very first Christmas experience where guests can drive across the Royal Gorge Bridge this holiday season. Light up the night with us in Christmas spirit and see the Royal Gorge after dark. We will offer cookies and hot chocolate for sale at the park to complete your Christmas experience and keep you warm and cozy in your car. This event is on a reservation basis so be sure to purchase your tickets online early for guaranteed admission!

2. Electric Safari – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

One of the most renowned Christmas experiences in Colorado Springs is the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari. Walk throughout the zoo to see what the nocturnal animals are up to at night and enjoy all the Christmas lights and decorations! Thousands of colorful lights deck the halls, statues, and more throughout the zoo for this event. This is a great family experience in Colorado Springs to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season! You and your family can have a chance to visit Santa Claus and see over 85 staff-made light sculptures throughout the zoo. For the adults, the zoo hosts Electric Moonlight. This is an adult-only event at the zoo that offers all-inclusive samplings of food, beer, wine and spirits, live local musicians, and more!

3. Blossoms of Light – Denver Botanic Gardens

For over 30 years, Blossoms of Light has been a Colorado Christmas tradition. The Denver Botanic Gardens illuminate like a winter wonderland with ever-changing light displays. Walk through a sparkling light tunnel and enjoy the glow of Christmas among exotic plants at the Botanic Gardens. A snowy night at the gardens during this event will make for beautiful holiday photos as the ground reflects various colors from the lights. Follow the twinkling pathway throughout the gardens to see twinkling Christmas lights and displays. You won’t want to miss this dazzling experience in Denver mid-November through early January. 

4. Holidays at The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs

If you are local to the Pikes Peak Region, you know there is something special about Holidays at The Broadmoor. The luxury resort hotel in Colorado Springs explodes in festive lights and displays that shine through the night. The resort sets up millions of lights on towering pine and spruce trees, their historic buildings, and more. Don’t miss the famous holiday displays, such as the Gingerbread House. This handmade display is a tradition from the bakers at The Broadmoor who used a whopping 958 pounds of powdered sugar in 2021’s creation! Typically starting late November and lasting through February, all are welcome to wander the grounds of The Broadmoor as it is transformed into a sparkling winter wonderland. 

The newest Christmas experience in Colorado is brought by the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park from November 18th through December 31st! Drive your car across America’s Highest Suspension Bridge, which will be lit up in thousands of Christmas lights. The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park highly recommends making a reservation, so be sure to book your admission now! Online tickets are available at a discounted price. Plus, when you purchase online, you will be entered in a giveaway for awesome prizes to the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park!

More About the Bridge of Lights

The Bridge of Lights is our newest experience at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park! We are so excited to welcome Christmas to our park this year. During the event, guests will see the bridge twinkling with Christmas lights, as you cross over 1,000 feet above the Arkansas River. Your surroundings on the bridge will glow as you drive along the wooden bridge at night.

Then, you will pass through a stunning light tunnel to immerse yourself in Christmas magic. Find the 80-foot wall display at our Elk Park Amphitheater, along with more light walls throughout the park. Spot multiple trees decorated with Christmas lights, too. Add this unique location in Southern Colorado to your holiday light tours this season. It is sure to become a time-honored Christmas tradition.

Be sure to reserve your spot online now! Prices are $35 per car with a maximum of eight passengers when you book online. Those who book online will be entered in a giveaway for awesome prizes at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park! Ticket prices for the Bridge of Lights event increase to $40 per car when purchased at the gate. If you are a Season Pass holder, enjoy $5 off admission. When driving along the Royal Gorge Bridge, occupants are not allowed to exit their cars. Traffic will flow one-way.