It’s only fitting for Denver to have a Christmas celebration worthy of its moniker of the Mile High City, and Mile High Christmas doesn’t fall short. Hosted for the 16th year at Denver Performing Arts Complex, locals and traveling families expect light shows like they’ve never seen before, displayed on the tallest pixel LED technology tree in the country.
The seven-story-tall, 39-foot diameter conical structure sits in Denver’s Sculpture Park through Jan. 31, 2020, accompanied by music and festivities. Entrance is free to the public and includes a slew of fun activities and attractions for the family. Take pictures with the kids, dance to holiday music and feel Christmas cheer throughout the entire city.
The Mile High Christmas tree in Denver is actually 10 feet taller than Rockefeller Center’s historic tree, boasting a free, nightly, public show of song and dance for up to 140 guests at a time.
“The Mile High Tree will be the tallest art installation in the history of our city as well as a perfect community centerpiece for bringing people of all cultures together for seasonal celebrations,” said Richard Scharf, president and CEO, Visit Denver. “And, as the newest iconic attraction on the Denver skyline this holiday season, we couldn’t think of a more perfect focal point for our regional holiday marketing campaign.”
Walk around the city enjoying the many festive, seasonal attractions, including the City and County Building on full display with lights and decorations, the stunning Denver Theater District and the always popular, but especially festive 16th Street Mall. Check out the holiday lights at the Denver Zoo, festive décor at Denver Botanic Gardens, Larimer Square, Denver Union Station and the Denver Center for Performing Arts — just to name a few.
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United Airlines officially became the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school with the opening of United Aviate Academy on Jan. 27. The moment was made even more historic with its inaugural class, which is 80 percent women and people of color.
Easter Island, one of the world’s last remaining outposts of mystique and mystery, starts 2023 with a bang with Tapati Rapa Nui Festival next month. Famous for its nearly 1,000 moai statues erected by the island’s early inhabitants, the Rapa Nui people, Easter Island has a unique heritage that is celebrated with this two-week event, which dates back more than 40 years. Family travelers in attendance will enjoy the opportunity to immerse themselves in the island’s history.