The Downtown Denver Grand Illumination lights up the city from Union Station to the City & County Building on Friday, November 23. Festivities including musical entertainment around Civic Center Park start at 6 p.m. with the lights turned on at 6:45 p.m. The Salvation Army is expected to hand out hot chocolate and cookies.
More than three million lights put sparkle in the city including at Skyline Park, the Tabor Center, D&F Tower, Larimer Square, Denver Pavilions and all along the 16th Street Mall, adding even more magic.
Sparkling lights also will illuminate Union Station. From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. enjoy a performance of classic holiday hits by the Denver Dolls, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, Christmas carolers and more. Not only will the exterior be lit during the Grand Illumination, but there’s a new 40-foot-tall outdoor Christmas tree, a 40 foot tall tree, featuring more than 7,000 holiday lights. The tree will officially be lit by Dinger, mascot of the Colorado Rockies.
Expect RTD’s FREE MallRide to be especially jammed this evening, but remember that the lights sparkle all season long.