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Best of Denver: Holiday Lights Tour

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For over 100 years, Denver has been called "The Christmas City", and the Holiday lights downtown will help you to understand why. While the smell of roasted almonds fills the air, thousands of lights await you, as you stroll through this Holiday favorite.

This walking tour meets in front of the giant broom and dustpan, in front of the Denver Art Museum, and ends at the 16th Street Mall (Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. At the end of the tour, you may want to visit, the German Market, Christkindl (a short free shuttle ride away). This tour offers the best that Denver has to offer, and is a must for locals and visitors alike.This is a small group tour, 17 max. Duration: 1.5 hours. Walking 1.5 Miles.Departure time: 5:30 P.M. Cost:$22 This not a round trip tour.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Denver Art Museum, 13th Avenue Between Broadway and Bannock Streets, Denver, CO 80204

This museum is one of the largest art museums in the United States. Although we don't go inside, you will hear an overview of the the museum, and it's history.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House, 1310 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204-2719

This mansion is rich with history, and one of the oldest homes in Denver. Built by one of the founder fathers of Denver, this home is sure to impress. Most Colorado historians would agree, it is the most historically significant homes in Denver.

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At: Civic Center Park, Bannock St. to Broadway south of Colfax Ave. and north of 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80203

This is one of the favorite stops on the tour. You will have a perfect view of the spectacular holiday lights display of the famous City and County building. You will see and hear the history of this park.

Duration: 7 minutes

Pass By: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203-1776

Although we don't go right up to the Capitol, you will have the best picture taking angel of this magnificent building. You will hear about the history and fun facts about the building.

Stop At: City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80202-5337

This building, with it's curved shaped, has become known as a holiday light's staple. This is a must see, for those who love beautiful Christmas lights. This building is one of the reasons that Denver is known as the "Christmas City".

Duration: 7 minutes

Pass By: United States Mint, West Colfax & West 14th Street, Denver, CO 80204-2693

You will get the best view of one of only 4 mints in the United States. This historic mint is the largest producers of coins in the world. You will hear about the history, and some of the fun facts about this beauty.

Stop At: 1439 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202, USA

This is one of the most iconic homes in Denver. It is the only remaining single family home in the downtown area. It's history is rich with crime and corruption. You will hear about the history of this home, and be impressed with the architecture of this property.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Spa at The Brown Palace, 321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202-4003

Wow! This is a must see, during the holidays. This hotel is the second oldest hotel in Denver, built in 1892. This hotel is decorated in the most beautiful holiday lights in Denver. Hint: This hotel will remind you of the architecture aboard the Titanic.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Trinity United Methodist Church, 1820 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202-3815

This is one of the oldest churches in Denver, and it's a spectacular site to see. You will get the best picture angle of this historic treasure, while you listen to some of the facts about the origins

Stop At: American Museum of Western Art, 1727 Tremont Pl, Denver, CO 80202-4006

Built in 1880, the Navvare building has a checkered past. This former brothel, with dazzle you with it's stunning examples of Western Victorian architecture. You will hear about some of the history and scandals of the infamous Navvare.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: 16th Street Mall, 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

This is the number one tourist attraction in Denver. This 1.7 mile pedestrian mall, with the perfect place to hangout after the tour, grab some dinner, do some shopping, or stop for a drink. This mall is covered in holiday lights.

Duration: 6 minutes

Stop At: Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80202-4301

This Art Deco landmark, was formerly one of the finest silent picture movie house in Denver. Rich with history, this now concert venue is very popular among Denverites.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-4259

Decorated for the holidays, this is the place to go for shopping and dining. You will want to explore this place a bit longer, after the tour is complete.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Pavilions, 500 16th St Mall unit 121, Denver, CO 80202, USA

We leave you at the most delicious spot in Denver. This is a Colorado original, and the smell of the chocolate alone, will make your mouth water. Hint: try the apple pie, caramel apples. They just like mom's apple pie. The Colorado toffee is to die for.

Duration: 2 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Tour escort/host
  • Local guide

  • Gratuities
  • People often ask if our guides except tips. Although tips are not expected, if you feel that your guide did an excellent job, feel free to give him or her a tip.
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Denver Art Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House

Departure Point
Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204, USA

Departure Time
5:30 PM

1 hour 30 minutes

Return Details
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Pavilions, 500 16th St Mall unit 121, Denver, CO 80202, USA

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