The Christmas Lights Road Trip Through Colorado That’s Nothing Short Of Magical

There is so much to love about the winter in Colorado, especially around the holidays. Not only is there (usually) a white blanket of snow lining the ground, there are also so many seasonal events that you can only find here in the Centennial State. If you are looking for a fun way to enjoy this special time of year, gather your friends, load up the car, and take this memorable Christmas lights road trip through Colorado. Some of the best Christmas lights in Colorado can be found in this one short, comprehensive trip. Who’s ready to hit the road?!

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During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

For even more reasons to love the state during this special time of year, check out these 14 Reasons Why I’ll Always Come Home To Colorado For The Holidays!

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Christmas Lights In Colorado

October 06, 2021

How much snowfall does Colorado get each year?

If you’re a fan of snow and love embracing all of those snow-related activities outside, then you’ll enjoy winter in Colorado. The average snowfall ranges from 60 to 100 inches every year, depending on winter weather conditions. But, there are always those years where snow either dumps in buckets and well-surpasses the average or falls short. For instance, there was a Colorado blizzard that took place in 1997 that dumped three feet of snow in one storm. That’s one-half of the lighter annual average in just a few days!

What are the best drive-thru light shows in Colorado?

Looking to enjoy Christmas in Colorado without needing to get out of your car? Then it sounds like you need to check out a few of the drive-thru light shows in Colorado. One of the best drive-thru light show experiences takes place at Water World, which come wintertime, transforms into Christmas in Color! With over 1.5-million LED lights, guests can drive the route and enjoy each dazzling display from their car. Another fan-favorite light display in Colorado is located in Manitou Springs called Illumination Light Show. This display is located at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and showcases over a quarter of a million dazzling lights.

Should I go hiking in winter in Colorado?

Out of all of the things to do in Colorado during the wintertime, hiking is certainly up there at the top of the list. The Centennial State is known as being a premier outdoor destination, especially when winter rolls around. These 11 picturesque trails in Colorado are perfect for a winter hike, from Roxborough State Park in Littleton to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.