Holiday Events Near Elizabeth, Colorado

November 30, 2023

The holiday season is upon us! If you’re looking for some fun events to enjoy, there are plenty of festivities near Elizabeth, Colorado. Ready to explore what’s out there? Here, we share a few options that are coming up soon: 

December 2: Mayor’s Tree Lighting

If you’d like to stay close to home when attending a holiday event, the annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting is a great option! Located right here in Elizabeth, the lighting will take place on Main Street and Broadway. Thousands of lights will illuminate the tree at 5pm, and the merriment doesn’t stop there. Family-friendly activities will be available along Main Street from 3-6pm, including crafts with elves, carriage rides, face painting, and so much more! To learn more, please visit this site. 

December 9: Watercolor Holiday Cards

Want to add a special touch to your holiday cards? It doesn’t get more creative than making them yourself! Residents of Elizabeth are fortunate to have CREATE! at the Carriage Shoppes as a local resource. CREATE! offers artist workshops, personal development courses, and community connection. On December 9th at 10:30am, you’ll have the opportunity to let your creative expression flow as you design your own holiday cards using watercolors. Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot here. 

December 9-10: Visits with Santa

Centennial, Colorado is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Elizabeth. If you don’t mind making the 35-minute drive to our neighboring town, you can enjoy a visit with Santa Claus at Tagawa Gardens on December 9th or 10th. During this beloved holiday tradition, your family can snap a photo with Santa and explore the grounds in search of the perfect Christmas tree. Depending on when you arrive, you may be able to catch a musical performance by a local school or other special guest! You can find all the details here. 

Now Through January 7th, 2024: Blossoms of Light

Elizabeth is known and loved for its small town charm, but one of the many perks of living here is that Denver is just an hour’s drive. If you’re looking for a spectacular display of lights, the commute to Denver is absolutely worth the drive  to experience Blossoms of Light. Hosted at Denver Botanic Gardens, this holiday event is one of the venue’s signature events. Explore York Street as it’s transformed by color-changing LED lights, and stop by Offshoots Café or Hive Garden Bistro to indulge in some delicious treats. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and you can book them here. Blossoms of Light is open from now through January 7th, 2024 (with the exception of Christmas Day, December 25th). 

The holiday season is a magical time of year. When you live in Elizabeth, there are an abundance of festivities nearby to make the season extra memorable. If you’re looking for some fun this season, we hope you’ll enjoy one (or more) of the events mentioned here. If you’d like to celebrate the holidays in a brand new home, Independence has beautiful options for you. Our conservation community offers homes for every lifestyle, and we’d love to speak with you about becoming a resident. Please contact us to learn more!