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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!

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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.




UNION STATION
Meet and Greet with St. Nick!

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


9NEWS PARADE OF LIGHTS

    Friday, Dec. 2, 8pm
    Saturday, Dec. 3, 6pm

    This holiday tradition begins at Civic Center Park and the City & County Building. Enjoy sparkling lights, marching bands, and dazzling floats.



DENVER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    A Christmas Carol
    through Dec. 24
    This joyous classic follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey to the true meaning of Christmas.



    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.



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



    Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
    Dec. 16 – Dec. 18
    Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in in this musical. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.



DENVER PAVILIONS

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



NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS

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



LARIMER SQUARE

    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 - 6pm - December 3, December 10, December 17

    Sundays 12pm - 5pm - December 4, December 11, December 18

    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. 3
    Watch as artists create a series of masterpieces on Larimer Square windows



PEPSI CENTER

    From Disney to pro sports, the Pepsi Center hosts events throughout the season.



SKYLINE PARK



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. Learn more.


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