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RTD takes you to all the best holiday events


The holiday spirit is alive and well at RTD. Take rail or bus downtown to celebrate this wonderful time of year to experience all that Denver has to offer. Don’t mess with the hassle of driving in the snow or paying for parking.
Take RTD! Best of all, children 5 and under always ride FREE!


The University of Colorado A Line and the B Line both serve Union Station, a great starting point for your holiday adventures.

The C, E, and W lines stop at Union Station at 17th & Wewatta.

The D, F, and H lines stop at 16th & California, 18th & California, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Meet and Greet with St. Nick!

  • Sunday, Dec 3 - 9am to 3pm
  • Sunday, Dec 10 - 9am to 3pm
  • Sunday, Dec 17 - 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday, Dec 24 - 10am to 3pm


    Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis
    Dec. 9-10
    Mannheim Steamroller Christmas has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for the past 30 years. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with Mannheim Steamroller.

    The SantaLand Diaries
    through Dec. 24
    David Sedaris' off-beat tales from his stint as a Macy's elf in New York City is the sure cure for the common Christmas show.

    through Dec. 24
    Buddy the Elf lands in Denver and helps everyone realize their inner elf this holiday season.

    The Nutcracker
    through Dec. 24
    Experience the adventure as performed by the Colorado Ballet.


    With dozens of restaurants, retail establishments, and entertainment venues, there’s always something special going on for the holidays at the Pavilions.


    Sunday, Dec. 31, 9pm & midnight
    Ring in the new year with fireworks above the 16th Street Mall.


    Visit one of Denver’s most festive blocks for great events and unique gift ideas from your favorite local shops throughout the holidays.

    Santa On The Square
    Saturdays 10am - 5pm - December 2, December 9, December 16, December 23

    Sundays 12pm - 4pm - December 3, December 10, December 17, December 24

    Santa Claus rides his sleigh into downtown and sets up shop on Larimer Square. Little ones - and dogs - can place wishes directly with Santa at the Mountain Khakis store located at 1412 Larimer Street.

    The Yuletide Window Walk
    Saturday, Dec. 2 -- 12pm-4pm
    Watch as artists create a series of masterpieces on Larimer Square windows


    From Disney to pro sports, the Pepsi Center hosts events throughout the season.
    Disney on Ice - Follow Your Heart
    Thu, December 7 at 7:00 PM
    Fri, December 8 at 11:00 AM
    Fri, December 8 at 7:00 PM
    Sat, December 9 at 11:00 AM
    Sat, December 9 at 3:00 PM
    Sat, December 9 at 7:00 PM
    Sun, December 10 at 1:00 PM
    Sun, December 10 at 5:00 PM


New Year's Free Rides: Did you know that RTD offers FREE bus and rail service on New Year’s Eve starting at 7pm?
ALL RTD services are FREE until 7:00 a.m. on New Year's Day January 1st. Celebrate safely and let RTD be your safe ride home.