Christmas in Color has arrived in Denver and is a can’t miss, affordable way to see some stunning lights for the whole family.
Disclosure: We received tickets to attend. All opinions are my own.
Christmas In Color!
Christmas in Color is a beautifully designed drive thru light display open just a bit north of Denver at the Water World parking lot. It features lights tuned to music, tunnels of lights, dancing trees and singing snowmen. It has over 1.5 million lights synchronized perfectly to bring the holidays home!
I will go through the knows and dos in a few minutes, but when you arrive they have you tune your station in your car and then they also handed us those glasses that make the lights look like snowmen (for everyone but the driver). You can bring a car full of people and the drive takes about 30 minutes to get through the entire display.
Know Before You Go
Coloradans are excited for this light display and it is slam packed. I can see why after attending. It is priced great at $25.00 for a car (as many people as you want…I mean be safe, but we definitely saw people pack up their pickups full) and the lights really are beautiful to experience.
There are a few things to be aware of before you go:
- Purchase Tickets in Advance: They have 2 lines, one for people with tickets and one for those without. We got through much quicker because we had tickets in hand. Oh and you do not have to print them, they text them right to your phone!
- Opt for Early: The earlier the better as well. We heard that after 7 the lines get extremely long and they close the attraction at 10:30 with or without a ticket. If you are not in by then, they are shutting down regardless.
- Open Dates: Christmas in Color is NOT open on Sundays, nor is it open on Christmas Day. However, it does run through the 29th of December!
We had a very nice time at Christmas in Color. The kids enjoyed the tunnels the most, especially the final tunnel which had all sorts of animated aspects to it and really enveloped you in it. I felt like it was easy to maneuver through and that it was the perfect amount of time to get through it, however, a lot of the displays were a bit repetitive.
What I mean was that there was a lot of trees and tunnels and similar displays, but the music constantly changed and that made each of the displays interact differently. We were very glad we read the comments on Facebook about buying early tickets and getting there early so that we were not on the late end of getting through the line.
Overall, I felt like it was a good value and experience for the money. I would absolutely encourage everyone to go early and to get those tickets online. Our family would do it again and hope to see Christmas in Color return to the Denver Metro Area next year!