Drive Across America’s Bridge at Annual Bridge of Lights Event

Get ready to be jingled with excitement because the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is absolutely thrilled to unwrap a dazzling drive-thru light extravaganza again this 2023 Holiday Season!

Prepare to have your holiday spirit set aglow with the Bridge of Lights holiday event at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Picture this: the magnificent suspension bridge, like Santa’s sleigh, bedecked with thousands of lights, twinkling and winking at you for the festive season. And the best part? This debut light show is your golden ticket to merriment, kicking off mid-November and carrying on through the starry New Year’s Eve.

Hop in your sleigh-on-wheels and cruise across the bridge, basking in the splendor of these enchanting lights that bedeck the entire park. The Royal Gorge at night, decked out in holiday garb, is a sight that will have you believing in holiday magic. The chance to drive across this twinkling wonderland is as rare as a sleigh ride with naughty elves, making it a truly special treat!

But that’s not all, dear revelers! As you cozy up in your own ride, you can treat yourself to some toasty hot cocoa and delectable cookies, available for purchase. It’s the perfect way to stay snug and satisfied as you embark on this one-of-a-kind journey.

So, make this remarkable location an essential stop on your holiday light tour—it’s bound to become a cherished Holiday tradition, with more whimsy than a troop of mischievous elves on a cocoa-fueled escapade!

December 14-24th (Closed 11th, 12th, 13th and Christmas Day)
December 26th-31st
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 5:30-9:00 pm

$40/car online
$45/car at the gate
$35/car for Season Pass holders online

Vehicle Rules

***Elf Munchies***

What goes best with driving through a glorious holiday light display? Elf Munchies, of course.

We have cocoa, cider, and coffee!
And did we mention cookies?!
Pre-order your Elf Munchies package online and pick up just as you’re about to drive across America’s Christmas Bridge.

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Season Pass Giveaway!

Every purchase for Bridge of Lights tickets will be entered in to a weekly giveaway to win a Season Pass to the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park!

Bridge of Lights FAQ’s

  • Can I Drive my Personal Vehicle Across the Bridge during this Event?
    Yes! For this special event, guests are allowed to drive their personal vehicles with a few exceptions. Trolleys, party busses, 15 passenger vehicles, duallies, trailers, and campers are not allowed.
  • Is Stopping to View the Light Displays Allowed?
    There is no other stopping permitted throughout the route, unless required by staff. The speed limit is a max of 10 mph, so you won’t miss out on any of the sights.
  • What is the best time to visit Bridge of Lights?
    Any time is a great time to see the lights, however the 5:30 – 6:30 time slot is the busiest and you should expect a longer wait time to enter the park during that time.
  • Can I get out of my Vehicle During the Event.
    No, guests must remain in their vehicle throughout the duration of the drive.
  • What is the Weather Policy?
    This event will operate on a weather permitting basis. If the area becomes an Icy Winter Wonderland, we will make the decision to cancel the evening’s event. Please watch our website for weather updates and closures.
  • What is the Refund Policy?
    We do not offer refunds with this special event ticket. but we will honor your ticket on another date. If you can’t make it due to illness, weather, or any other reason, just come at the next available night.
  • Where will I pick up my Elf Munchies?
    When you enter the park, you will receive a ‘Munchie Menu’ with your drink and food order. This year, Elf Munchies are located just inside the park gate. Santa’s helpers will pick up your menu and bring your order to your car.
  • If I forget to purchase my Elf Munchies in advance, can I still order them at the park?
    Of course! You can place an order, or add more to an existing order, when you enter the park, as well as from Santa’s helpers, located just before the bridge.