The smell of pine and gingerbread in the air, the crisp cool weather, and the mountains dusted with fresh snow, there is something special about December in Colorado. Whether you plan to fill your holiday season with the quiet joy of the season, or are ready to dive into all the bright and beautiful festivities that this time of year has to offer, there is sure to be a holiday activity made just for you.
At OakwoodLife, we not only prioritize a cozy and comfortable place for you to call home but also help you make the most out of all the surrounding areas have to offer. Below you will find some of our favorite holiday activities, for those living in our 55 and over communities in Colorado. They are the perfect way for anyone to embrace the joy and celebration of this holiday season.
For a Very Merry Day Trip
History buffs and holiday lovers, rejoice! The Georgetown Holiday Train Ride provides an epic combination of Colorado history with some Christmas traditions. Journey up to historic Georgetown and learn about the fascinating past of this mining town while taking a ride through the beautiful Colorado Rockies.
From the snow-dusted peaks to the cozy remembering of times past, a holiday train ride is the perfect day trip for family, and friends, or a solo adventure with a holiday twist.
For a Night of Culture
There is something about Christmas carols that brings us back to some of our earliest memories and fills us with the joy of the season. The Colorado Christmas performance at the Colorado Symphony provides your favorite age-old songs, some new spirited arrangements, and musical surprises that are certain to get you in the holiday spirit.
Not only will this concert get you in the holiday spirit, but it also provides an ideal opportunity to check out the Boettcher Concert Hall downtown, and be enveloped in the city lights during this time of the year.
For a Festive Outdoor Evening
You are going to want to grab your stocking hat and mittens for this outing! Blossoms of Light at the Denver Botanic Gardens is one of the city’s favorite traditions, providing millions of brightly colored Christmas lights in a stunning display at one of Denver’s most iconic gardens. The walk along these colorfully lit paths is ideal for all ages and group sizes.
For a light display with a twist, Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo provides another opportunity to bundle up, get outside, and experience the magic of the season.
For the Whole Family
Looking for a holiday activity that the kids will love? The North Pole amusement park in Cascade Colorado provides Christmas and Santa-themed rides for the young (and the young at heart!) Not only is the amusement park itself a great way to spend the day, but the drive to Cascade is also sure to give you all of the holiday feels.
Looking for a family-friendly adventure without the commute? The Mile High Tree is a holiday feature close to home that is sure to delight Christmas tree lovers of all ages.
For a Night of Holiday Spirit Close to Home
Sometimes you need a spur of the moment holiday activity when the Christmas spirit hits, and
Camp Christmas is the perfect solution! Located just minutes from our OakwoodLife communities, Camp Christmas provides acres of Christmas spirit in the form of Christmas-themed bars, light displays, immersive exhibits, and more.
Embracing the Holiday Season with OakwoodLife’s 55 and Over Communities in Colorado
If this list got your creative juices flowing and you are ready to explore more holiday events near you, check out the Aurora Holiday Event Calendar, and don’t be afraid to spread the holiday cheer with a neighbor, new friend, or colleague who may need a good dose of holiday spirit.
From train rides to cocktails, we hope you find the peace, love, and joy that this holiday season brings. If you would like to learn more about OakwoodLife, our 55 and over communities in Colorado, or how we support our residents, reach out to us at any time. From all of us at OakwoodLife, we wish you and your family a very merry holiday season, no matter how you plan on celebrating.