A Magical Holiday Season at the Royal Gorge Bridge

The holiday season is upon us, and there’s no better place to embrace the festive spirit than at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park in Colorado. Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Pikes Peak Region, this family destination transforms into a winter wonderland that will leave you spellbound. One of the most enchanting holiday events in Colorado you cannot miss is our return of Bridge of Lights this season at the Royal Gorge Bridge! 

In this month’s blog, we’re going to whisk you away on a whimsical journey through the family fun to be had at the Royal Gorge Bridge during the holiday season. Learn about the second annual Bridge of Lights, including this year’s lights upgrades, fun themes, and more! It truly is a sparkling experience at the Bridge of Lights in Colorado

Family Fun at the Royal Gorge Bridge

Before we dive into the magical Bridge of Lights event, let’s talk about the myriad of winter activities the park offers. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or someone who prefers a more relaxed pace, there’s something for everyone at the Royal Gorge Bridge.

For those seeking adventure, schedule a guided climbing experience within the Royal Gorge along our Via Ferrata. The crisp mountain air and the stunning vistas from inside the rock walls of the Royal Gorge offer an experience like no other. All experience levels are welcome to tour our Via Ferrata!

If you’re a thrill-seeker, don’t miss the chance to ride our Royal Rush Skycoaster and Cloudscraper Zip Line. Imagine soaring through the winter sky with panoramic views of the snow-covered peaks below you. It’s a heart-pounding adventure that will make your holiday season unforgettable with the entire family at the Royal Gorge Bridge.

Bridge of Lights: A Spectacular Holiday Event

Now, let’s get to the crown jewel of Colorado’s holiday season at Royal Gorge Bridge & Park – Bridge of Lights! This dazzling experience is a testament to the park’s commitment to spreading holiday cheer and fun family experiences to remember forever.

For a second year, as the sun dips below the horizon this holiday season, the Royal Gorge Bridge transforms into a beacon of warm light and gleaming color. Thousands of twinkling holiday lights adorn America’s Highest Suspension Bridge, turning it into a bridge to a magical world. The scene is nothing short of breathtaking.

As you drive onto the bridge, you’ll be greeted by the soft, soothing sounds of holiday music playing in the background. The sparkling lights create a surreal ambiance that will warm your heart on even the chilliest of nights.

But that’s not all; the Bridge of Lights is more than just a visual spectacle. It’s an immersive experience fun for the whole family. Get your road snacks from Santa’s elves, including cookies and hot chocolate as you drive through the dazzling light display on the Royal Gorge Bridge. Keep your eyes out for this year’s theme, Mischief Magic. Discover – playful elf scenes abundantly decorating the surrounding landscape!  

bridge of lights 2023

Visit the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park with the family this holiday season to witness a symphony of holiday lights. The entire Royal Gorge Bridge is bathed in a dazzling, inviting glow during the Bridge of Lights display. For its second year, our light displays are even bigger and brighter! It’s as if you’ve entered a real-life snow globe, and all your winter dreams have come true. Reserve your spot NOW for a chance to take a family drive across the Royal Gorge Bridge and see the lights.

Royal Gorge Bridge Light Displays

The whole family will feel the magic of the Bridge of Lights extravaganza as you drive across America’s Highest Suspension Bridge and take in the colors. The sight of the bridge coming alive with color and movement is nothing short of mesmerizing and perfect for a family fun event for the holidays. It’s a moment of pure wonder that will make you feel like a child again, filled with the joy and spirit of the holiday season!

One of the most beautiful aspects of the Bridge of Lights event at Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is the opportunity to create lasting memories with loved ones. Whether you’re visiting with family or friends, the magic of this event brings people closer together.

As you drive across the Royal Gorge Bridge with your loved ones, you’ll feel a sense of connection and warmth that is truly special. It’s a reminder that the holiday season is about more than just gifts; it’s about the gift of togetherness and the joy of creating cherished moments.

Details for Bridge of Lights 

Before you embark on your magical holiday adventure to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, here are some practical details you’ll need to know:

  1. Event Dates: November 17th-22nd (Closed Thanksgiving) // November 24th-26th // November 30th-December 3rd // December 7th – 24th (Closed Christmas Day) // December 26th – 31st 
  2. Time Slots: Monday, Tuesday , Wednesday, & Thursday 5:30pm – 8:30pm // Friday, Saturday, & Sunday // 5:30pm – 9:00pm 
  3. Prices: $40 per car when reserved online // $45 per car at the gate // $35 per car for Season Pass holders online.
  4. Munchies: Pre-order your Elf Munchies package online and pick it up just as you’re about to drive across America’s Christmas Bridge.

What to Know for Christmas at the Royal Gorge Bridge

  1. Admission tickets for the Bridge of Lights event can be purchased online or at the park’s entrance. It’s advisable to book your tickets in advance, as this popular event can get crowded and sold out!
  2. Remember that you’re in the mountains during winter, so dress warmly in layers. Don’t forget your mittens, scarves, and cozy winter boots to fully enjoy the experience with the car windows down!
  3. Got your camera ready? You’ll want to capture the magic, so don’t forget your camera or smartphone to snap those memorable moments. While there is no stopping permitted throughout the route, the speed limit is a max of 10 mph, so you won’t miss out on any of the sites.
  4. We strongly recommend you carpool with family and friends to Bridge of Lights! There is a size restriction on trucks and passenger vehicles are not allowed.

The holiday season at Royal Gorge Bridge & Park in Colorado is a truly magical experience. From snowy adventures in our Southern Colorado region to the dazzling Bridge of Lights event, there’s no shortage of enchantment to be found in this winter wonderland. 

So, gather your loved ones, bundle up, and prepare to be swept away by the holiday spirit in one of the most breathtaking holiday events in Colorado. Make this holiday season one to remember along the Royal Gorge Bridge with your family – where the magic of the season comes to life.

Book your tickets now and get ready to embark on a journey to a world of holiday enchantment! Happy holidays, and may your heart be as light as the twinkling lights on the Royal Gorge Bridge!