Unwrap Winter in the City Starting This Week!

November 25, 2020

The Downtown Denver Partnership, with support from the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District and in collaboration with the downtown community, is proud to launch Winter in the City this Friday, November 27. Winter in the City brings a collection of experiences, sights, and festivities that will enliven Downtown Denver throughout the holiday season. Winter in the City programming will be free and open to the public and will comply with all public health orders, offering safe, memorable experiences all season long.

The magic of Winter in the City encompasses the entirety of Downtown Denver — from Civic Center Park to Union Station, and from Denver Pavilions to Dairy Block (and everywhere in between!). A full map of lights, attractions, retail and restaurant specials, and more can be found here.

“This year’s Winter in the City programming is a true celebration of the resiliency of our community and offers residents and visitors alike the chance to create memorable experiences this holiday season,” said Tami Door, President and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership, “The Downtown Denver Partnership is committed to building a vibrant, economically healthy center city. We are proud to offer the community safe, socially-distant opportunities to celebrate the holidays and support the restaurants and retailers that are a critically important part of our downtown fabric.”

Highlights of Winter in the City include:

A Reimagined 9News Parade of Lights, November 27 – December 31

A beloved community tradition, the 9NEWS Parade of Lights is transforming in 2020. This year’s Parade will be a multi-week, socially safe extravaganza of activities across downtown. The floats you know and love will be displayed throughout downtown for several weeks beginning Friday, November 27. Learn more here.

Night Lights Denver (ongoing) and Winter Wonderlights (beginning November 28)

The Denver Theatre District, in partnership with the Downtown Denver Partnership and Union Station, are bringing mesmerizing visual art to the D&F Tower (Night Lights) and Denver Union Station (Winter Wonderlights) this holiday season with projection mapping technology. Special holiday visuals will bring both historic buildings to life. Learn more here.

Denver Christkindl Market, November 20 – December 23

The German American Chamber of Commerce will host a Christmas market in Civic Center Park in the spirit of an age-old German tradition. Craftspeople and artisans will offer rare, imported products, and food vendors will dish out European fare. Grab a Brat and a Glühwein (spiced mulled wine) and stroll the Market, soaking in the warmth and merriment of the holiday season. The Market is packed with entertainment, including bands, choirs, dancing, and much more.

Small Business Saturday, November 28

Over 60% of downtown businesses are locally owned and operated. Small Business Saturday offers the public the opportunity to support local businesses and take advantage of special promotions by shopping and dining downtown on November 28th – and then returning to your favorite places  throughout the holiday season.

Denver Lights and Sights Walking Tour, November 29 – December 28 

Visitors to downtown are invited to embark on a 1.5 hour Holiday Lights & Sights walking experience to take in all of the magic and cheer of this festive time of year in the Mile High City. Come enjoy the unique history, architecture and beauty of Denver’s holiday lights and top sights at night with our Denver Walking Tours team for our limited-run Denver Holiday Lights experience! Only 20 tickets will be sold each evening for these limited-run tours, so purchasing in advance is a must, as there will not be any ticket sales available on-site.

More details and attractions will be announced in the coming weeks, including festive light installations, more holiday markets, and downtown dining deals. For more information, please click here.