Colorado December 03, 2016
The Magical Road Trip Will Take You Through Colorado’s Most Charming Christmas Towns
If you are obsessed with Christmas, you want partake in as many holiday festivities as possible. A
Christmas lights road trip? Check. A trip to this simply magical Christmas store? Double check. A ride on the Polar Express to the North Pole? You betcha. You’ve done it all, so now what? It’s time for another memorable road trip, of course! Hop in the car and follow along as we visit Colorado’s most charming Christmas towns! (Link to the original map can be found here.)
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
This historic Denver suburb truly has it all: an old time candlelight walk, multiple parade of lights, visits with Santa, workshops for the kids, and so much more!
Get ready to party like it's 1899! Georgetown's 56th Annual Christmas Market offers carriage rides, chestnuts roasted on an open fire, carolers, and other Victorian-era surprises.
...because nothing says Christmas quite like the running of hundreds of Santas!
4. Glenwood Springs
You must be tired from all of this driving, so it's time to settle in at the Hotel Colorado, where you can ring in the holidays with an elaborate tree lighting, fireworks, and spa treatments fit for royalty!
On the first day of Christmas, Aspen gave to me... free food and refreshments, holiday gift making, and a delicious cookie exchange! On the second day? See for yourself at Aspen's 12 Days of Christmas.
6. Buena Vista
A stunning Festival of Trees, Holiday Home Tour, and creative market await you in the charming mountain town of Buena Vista.
7. Manitou Springs
Breakfast with Santa, food tours, and a make-your-own ornament station for the kids? It's all happening in Manitou!
What better place to end our road trip than our own capital city, which is full of elaborate light displays, seasonal events, markets, and more.
Need more to do? We have a
Colorado Christmas bucket list just for you!