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  Denver Lights Bus Tour Overview

This holiday season, come embark on a fun-filled 90-minute Denver holiday lights bus tour experience as you take in all of the magic & cheer of this festive time of year in the Mile High City. Come enjoy the unique history, architecture & beauty of Denver’s holiday lights and top sights at night with our Discover Denver Bus Tours team for our limited-run Denver Holiday Lights experience! Tours are limited to 14 guests and you'll have the opportunity to see and experience all the lights and sights in the toasty comfort of our 14-passenger shuttle bus. 

Looking for the Holiday Lights & Sights Walking Tour? Click here

For the Lights & Sights Bus Tour, your festive evening kicks off in front of the VISIT Denver office and then we roll through the twinkling streets to Denver's City & County Building, known for its extravagant lights display. We'll share with you stories of holiday and Christmas lore & tales of days gone by. This experience was designed to give you the best views and photo opportunities of Denver’s most beautiful and famous landmarks, magnificently lit up for this cheery time of year. This is sure to get even a Scrooge into the holiday spirit!

Besides getting the inside scoop on the famous and incredibly lit-up sights we'll visit, you'll hear about holiday traditions that got their start right here in Denver & other fun Christmas stories that will surprise you.

This experience visits the famous Daniels & Fisher Clock Tower, Larimer Square, The Mile High Tree adorned with thousands of Denver Christmas lights, Christkindl Market (through 12/23), rolls by Union Station in LoDo, and drops you back off at VISIT Denver, the tour's starting location. 

We give great recommendations on our favorite nearby places to grab a bite to eat or drink after your Denver holiday bus tour wraps up. Along this festive ride, you'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions, take photos, chat one-on-one & see and learn more in 90-minutes than you thought possible!

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Denver Christmas Lights  & Sights

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Denver Christmas lights tour
Denver Christmas lights tour
Denver holiday lights tour with a local
Denver Christmas lights tour
Denver Christmas lights tour

Tour Details:

Departure Time:

6:00 p.m.

*Holiday Lights Walking Tours Depart @ 5:40 p.m. More info here.

November 25-December 31 

7 nights/week

No Tours: First Sat. in December and Dec. 25

Meeting Place:

VISIT Denver Tourist Office

1555 California St., Denver




Easy; comfortable bus tour with one option to disembark the bus

Ending Location:

VISIT Denver Tourist Office

1555 California St., Denver

Additional Denver Holiday Lights Tour Info:

Denver holiday lights bus tour

Meeting Place:

  • Meet your local guide on the sidewalk right in front of the VISIT Denver Tourist Office1555 California St., Denver.  

  • Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the Denver lights tour departure time to ensure you do not miss the arrival or departure of your bus. Denver Christmas lights tours do start and depart on time. If you're not present at the published bus departure time, our team will accept that you've decide not to come or that you've made other plans.

  • Denver lights bus tours still operate rain, snow, or shine and when events are happening at or around the City & County Building, and there are events many evenings during the holiday season.

    • In cases of extreme weather, our team will contact you with rescheduling or cancellation information at least 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time, as your safety and the safety of our team members is paramount.

    • Extreme weather that would dictate rescheduling or cancelling:

      • An active blizzard or road conditions causing unsafe driving conditions.

  • Your local guide/driver will be wearing festive holiday apparel. Your 14-passenger tour bus has a mural of the Denver skyline covering the sides of the bus.

  • Denver Christmas lights bus tours are not wheelchair or stroller accessible and cannot accommodate car seats.



  • Ages 5+ are welcome to see the Denver lights and sights!  Will your kid(s) like the tour of Denver's lights? That really depends on your kiddo(s)! Our Denver holiday lights tours are suitable and designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Your guide is trained and experienced in working with youth. Youth ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Odds & Ends:

  • Please bring: A camera for some great pics of the Denver holiday lights and some holiday spirit and cheer!

  • There is the Free 16th St. Mall shuttle that can take you to the tour departure location from most downtown hotels. It runs every few minutes.  

  • You will be outside for the City & County Building's Holiday Lights show and to visit the Mile High Tree, so don't forget to dress in layers and prepare appropriately for cold weather! This includes warm boots with good grip., a hat, and gloves or mittens.

  • Please plan on using a restroom prior to coming to the tour, as there are no restroom stops on this Denver bus tour route.

  • Seeing Denver's Christmas lights is a great activity for locals & you family and friends visiting during the holiday season! 


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Denver Christmas lights bus tour

Denver Holiday Lights Tour Itinerary

  1. Tour Start: Visit Denver Office (pick-up in loading area)

  2. 16th Street Mall's lights, sights, and action and the Parade of Lights holiday floats

  3. The Daniels & Fisher Tower, illuminated for the holidays

  4. Union Station's extravagant Denver lights (through 12/26)

  5. LoDo's famous Larimer Square, decorated for the holidays

  6. The Denver Center for Performing Arts

  7. The gorgeous Denver City & County Building holiday light show (optional photo stop)

  8. The beautiful, interactive Mile High Christmas Tree (optional photo stop)

  9. The Cristkindl Market (through 12/23; optional photo stop)

  10. Botanic Gardens Blossoms of Light

  11. Cherry Creek Winter Wonderland Night Lights (through 12/24)

  12. Paramount Theater & Denver Pavilions  

  13. Tour End: Visit Denver Office

Cancellation/Refund Policy: No refunds are available for our Holiday Lights bus tours & tickets are not transferable to other dates.



Maia H. "I had a great time on the bus tour with Jill as my tour guide! Informative, fun, and a great way to learn and see lots of Denver when you’re short on time. Thanks, Cami!."​ Read full testimonial.

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