Every Christmas the City and County Building is lit with a fantastic array of 600,000 LED lights. There is a long history behind the lighting of this building, which I detailed on a prior post--click here to read. (All photos and photo collages in this post will enlarge for easier viewing if clicked on)
It is always inspirational to see the Nativity scene on the steps of the City and Country Building.
This year Denver's newly renovated Union Station was also beautifully lit with LED lights!
Do you see the train in the branches of the 35 foot tall Douglas Fir Christmas tree outside?
There is a magnificent Christmas tree inside the station, decorated with beautiful ornaments in a vintage theme. We visited the station a few times this year to shop and dine at the restaurants inside. It is a wonderful place to meet friends and relax at the station's numerous chairs, tables and benches, while in Denver.
Many of Denver's buildings and hotels are beautifully decorated for the Christmas season and my husband and I enjoyed strolling around the city to see them. Our weather has been very mild so far this year, so it has been pleasant to enjoy the city when we have the opportunity.
There is free ice skating at Southwest Rink at Skyline Park , if you have your own ice skates, otherwise there is a low fee to rent skates. The 16 Street Denver Mall is well lit and full of stores to shop in for holiday gifts, with free bus service going back and forth along the streets. The annual Chrsitkindl German Market is very popular with residents and visitors to the city, click here to read my post about the market this year. It always looks like Christmas on Larimer Square, with the lights strung cross this premiere Denver location for upscale boutiques and fine dining.
The very best part of the 2014 Christmas season has been spending time with our grandchildren! Our littlest grandson was in a pre-school Christmas pageant, our oldest grandson had a birthday, and our granddaughter went to a Santa Claus breakfast with us! They keep us busy and happy and we are looking forward to sharing Christmas Eve and Day with them!
There were many other things I wanted to share about the Christmas holiday here in Denver, but it will have to wait until after the big day! Come back to my blog soon to see the Colorado Governor's Mansion decorated for Christmas and some special recipes I made for the holidays.
Wishing you all a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!
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