Christkindl Market and Ice Skating Rink

You can’t celebrate the holidays in Denver without stopping by one of the city’s Christmas markets. Christkindl Market in Civic Center Park brings a taste of Europe to downtown Denver from mid November through December 23rd. Modeled after the traditional Christmas markets in Germany, Christkindl Market features artisan vendors in charming wooden huts selling unique gifts, ornaments, and holiday decor. Sip hot mulled wine, munch on potato pancakes, and take in live entertainment near the 30 foot illuminated Christmas tree. The market also has an outdoor ice skating rink for even more festive fun. After working up an appetite, grab a hearty German sausage or schnitzel from one of the food stalls before browsing more goodies. With all there is to see and sample, Christkindl Market is best enjoyed without worrying about parking or navigating traffic. Have your charter bus driver drop your group off right at Civic Center Park, then park the bus nearby while everyone explores the market.

Christkindl Market Civic Center Park 101 W 14th Ave Parkway, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 295-6330

Denver Botanic Gardens Blossoms of Light

For a truly stunning display, head just outside downtown to the Denver Botanic Gardens. Nearly every inch of this sprawling urban oasis is covered in dazzling light displays for the Blossoms of Light exhibit. Wander through the romantic illuminated rose garden, view larger-than-life animal sculptures twinkling across the water, and see the tropical conservatory transformed into a lush, glowing jungle. With over a million lights adorning the Gardens, this signature Denver holiday attraction is popular. Avoid the headache of traffic and parking by having your charter bus driver escort your group directly to the entrance for convenient drop off and pickup. Consider combining your visit with reserved tickets on select evenings for the Holiday S’mores Adventure Package. You’ll be led through the Gardens for a cozy s’mores treat and warm beverage amid the shimmering lights.

Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206 (720) 865-3500

Zoo Lights at Denver Zoo

The whole family will love the magical winter wonderland that takes over the Denver Zoo each holiday season. Zoo Lights features over 80 acres of colorful light displays, many in shapes of your favorite zoo critters like elephants, giraffes and even dinosaurs. Experience giant animated light shows synchronized to holiday music along with opportunities for holiday-themed animal encounters. Warm up with hot chocolate as you explore this mile-long trail of luminescent delight. With timed admission tickets and limited parking, a charter bus rental from Charter Buses Denver takes the hassle out of getting your group to and from this popular event. Your driver will take care of parking while everyone enjoys a hassle-free trip through this beloved Denver tradition.

Denver Zoo 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205 (720) 337-1400

Mile High Holidays and Parade of Lights

From late November through December, Downtown Denver comes alive with holiday spirit for Mile High Holidays. This seasonal celebration includes fun attractions like an interactive art installation in the 16th Street Mall, an enormous Christmas tree towering over the Capitol building, and festive pops-up bars serving hot cocktails. A highlight is the annual 9News Parade of Lights along the 16th Street Mall featuring colorful floats, dancers, marching bands, and an appearance by Santa himself. Have your charter bus drop your group near downtown, then provide easy transportation between Mile High holiday events throughout the evening.

Parade of Lights 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO 80202

Handel’s Messiah at Boettcher Concert Hall

For a rousing holiday performance, catch Colorado’s beloved annual tradition of Handel’s Messiah performed by the Colorado Symphony. This Baroque-style musical masterpiece recounting the prophecy and birth of Jesus is a holiday classic. Attend an afternoon or evening show at the architecturally stunning Boettcher Concert Hall within Denver’s Performing Arts Complex. Guided tours of the Hall’s intriguing design are offered one hour before showtime. After the show, your charter bus can pick up your group right outside the main entrance for the ride back to your hotel. Convenient parking and transportation takes the hassle out of enjoying this inspiring Denver holiday event.

Boettcher Concert Hall 1000 14th St #15, Denver, CO 80202 (720) 865-4220

The Nutcracker Ballet at Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Taking in a performance of the beloved Nutcracker ballet is a holiday tradition for many families and groups. Treat your crew to this cherished show put on annually by the Colorado Ballet at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in downtown Denver. Be whisked away into a magical world accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s memorable score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. With shows often selling out during the holidays, don’t leave transportation to chance. Have your charter bus shuttle your group directly to the front entrance of the Opera House. After the final bows, everyone can easily load back onto the bus and head out.

Ellie Caulkins Opera House 958 Speer Blvd, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 893-4100

Georgetown Christmas Market

Nestled into the Rocky Mountains west of Denver, the town of Georgetown provides a quaint mountain backdrop for its annual Christmas Market. Held every year on the first two weekends in December, the Georgetown Christmas Market sets up shop outdoors along 6th Street. Here you’ll find Colorado artisans, craft vendors, seasonal food and drinks, holiday music, fully decorated Christmas trees, and old-fashioned carriage rides. After working up an appetite, warm up with a bowl of chilli or green chile stew from one of the local restaurants in town. A charter bus rental provides easy transportation for groups wanting to combine a charming mountain town holiday experience with Denver’s seasonal offerings. Have your bus drop your group near 6th and Rose Street, within a very short walk of all the market action. After exploring Georgetown’s holiday market, everyone can load back up and head down the mountain back to the big city.

Georgetown Christmas Market 6th Street between Rose Street and Taos Street, Georgetown, CO 80444

Denver Christkindl Market

For more European-style Christmas market merriment, check out the Denver Christkindl Market in Skyline Park. Inspired by the traditional Christmas markets in Germany, Denver Christkindl Market features artisan crafts, unique gifts, holiday drinks and food, and live entertainment. Kids and kids-at-heart will delight in decorating gingerbread cookies, writing letters to Santa, and taking photos with St. Nikolaus. Adults will enjoy sampling Gl├╝hwein (mulled spiced wine) and Colorado craft beers in the heated Biergarten. Everyone will appreciate a charter bus rental providing cozy, convenient transportation for group trips to this authentic Denver holiday market.

Denver Christkindl Market Skyline Park, 16th St Mall and Arapahoe, Denver, CO 80202

Holiday Lights Tours

Several neighborhoods around Denver go all out with dramatic light displays and decorations during the holidays. Touring these bright neighborhoods by charter bus is a festive group activity for the season. Your bus driver can navigate efficient routes past the most elaborately-lit homes while passengers stay warm and cozy inside the bus. Many private luxury buses even come equipped with holiday lighting and decor for a fully immersive experience. Spread some additional holiday cheer by having your group enjoy hot chocolate or wassail aboard your festive charter bus while cruising Denver’s brightest holiday light displays.

Rent a Charter Bus from Charter Buses Denver for Easy Holiday Transportation

Make the most of your holiday trip to Denver by having effortless transportation and keeping your group together with a charter bus rental from Charter Buses Denver. Our team of transportation specialists is here to match you with the perfect bus and experienced driver for all your group’s holiday events and activities throughout the city. Give us a call at 720-315-7956 to get your free, custom quote started today!