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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 16 - 9am to 3pm
  • Sunday, Dec 23 - 9am to 3pm


    Irving Berlin's White Christmas
    through Dec. 15
    A timeless tale of joy and good will, classic Irving Berlin songs, glorious dancing and lots of snow

    A Christmas Carol
    through Dec. 24
    Essential to the holiday season in Denver, A Christmas Carol is a joyous and opulent musical adaptation that traces money-hoarding skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption.

    The SantaLand Dairies
    through Dec. 24
    If your eggnog is curdled, you’ve got a stocking full of coal and you’re on the Naughtiest List, Crumpet the Elf has got your back. Santa’s not-so-helpful sidekick returns for more hilarious hijinks in this acclaimed one-man show based on the memoir by David Sedaris.

    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.


    Monday, 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 - 6pm - December 15, December 22

    Sundays 12pm - 5pm - December 16, December 23

    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 Bend Lens at 1415 Larimer Square


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 end of service on New Year's Day January 1st (2:59 a.m. Jan 2). Celebrate safely and let RTD be your safe ride home.