Can’t get enough holidays in your Rocky Mountain winter wonderland? Light up your Colorado festivities with a visit to Luminova Holidays at Elitch Gardens Denver!
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Luminova Holidays at Elitch Gardens Denver
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Kick-off the holiday season during the second annual Luminova Holidays at Elitch Gardens Denver.
The theme park is known for its summer fun with 54 rides and attractions, but from Thanksgiving weekend through the New Year, the park transforms into a winter wonderland with lights, more lights, and more holiday cheer. And of course, some of your favorite rides are also running.
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So Many Lights! Luminova Holidays at Elitch Gardens
Thousands of lights offer a festive walk through through Denver’s popular theme park during its transformation into Luminova Holidays.
Enter through the ticket gate for a lobby decorated with festive Christmas themed decor, from festively lit Christmas trees and an upended Santa and Rudolph near his sleigh. Perhaps the lights threw off Rudolph’s radar?
Once outside the lobby, the iconic carousel is decorated with more than its usual amount of lights — a hint of what is to come once you walk toward the Ferris wheel.
Turn left at the carousel and there’s many family photo opportunities just waiting for you to discover beginning with your walk down (what I call) shopping alley toward the Ferris wheel..
Larger Than Life Displays and Lights
Take a stroll through the park and let the lights guide. I’m talking over 200,000 square feet of larger-than-life displays, illuminated frames, a 65-foot tree, supersize twinkling snowmen, 300-foot candy cane tunnels, and so much more.
Above is a collage, just a small snap-shot, of all the lights ready to dazzle your winter wonderland and place you smack-dab in the holiday spirit.
Ride the Rides
After all, Elitch Gardens is known for its rides and attractions, and during Luminova Holidays, many of their rides are also open. Elitch Gardens plans to operate an array of rides including:
- Big Wheel
- Turn of the Century
- Dragon Wing
- Meow Wolf’s Kaliedoscape
- Tea Cups
- Rockin’ Tug
- Blazin’ Buckaroo
- Sunflower Swings
- Jumping Jack
- Mike’s Bikes
- Sling Shot
TIP: See a bird’s eye view of the lights from high above on the Ferris Wheel.
What You Need to Know About Luminova Holidays at Elitch Gardens Denver:
- Open from November 25, 2022 through January 1, 2023
- Hours: 5:00-10:00 PM
- More questions answered here.