VICTORIAN DAYS: Celebrate the Victorian era in the nation’s highest incorporated town. Venture to Leadville and enjoy a weekend of bright holiday lights, a Victorian fashion show featuring elegant dresses and fancy hats, and a tour of the town’s many historic buildings. Wrap up the festivities with a Victorian Afternoon Tea or a hand of late night poker. Website
BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT AT DENVER BOTANTIC GARDENS: Wander through a winter wonderland in Denver and stroll beneath trees dazzling with bright holiday lights. More than one million bulbs twinkle along the path of the Botanic Gardens’ 17-acres. Enjoy piping hot beverages and savory snacks as you complete your Christmas shopping at the gift shop. Website, 720-865-3500
VAIL SNOW DAZE: Play hooky in Vail during the resort’s pre-season ski bash. Don’t miss free street concerts, slope-side competitions and après ski parties. Discounted lift ticket and lodging packages are also available.
ANNUAL STORYBOOK CHRISTMAS: Share your Christmas list with Jolly Old St. Nick at this Christmas celebration in Burlington. The holiday spirit comes alive amidst rolling prairies with train rides and holiday carnival games. The halls will be decked and stockings hung as live Christmas music fills the air and decorating opportunities take center stage. A puppet show and special storybook presentation are planned for children. Website, 800-288-1334
Information and Article Courtesy: State of Colorado Tourism