Lakewood, Colorado (KDVR) – It may not seem like the holiday season just yet, but there’s a metro area event that hopes to get you in the Christmas spirit in a big way.
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts hosts “Christmas Camp,” a wonderful outdoor Christmas festival.
In 2019, the event took place at Stanley Market indoors, but this year, in order to accommodate COVID precautions, the event has moved to Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park.
Now not only have crews turned on thousands of lights throughout the park, but they’ve also had to decorate historic buildings.
Camp Christmas Director Lonnie Hanzon explains the challenges that come with this.
“Some of the challenges were just their sheer size. It’s hundreds of thousands of lights and a lot of equipment to move around. We kept all the interiors, and the challenge was that these are all historic buildings. No innovation of any kind. [for what we did]. We never touch any of the furniture. “Nothing was fixed to anything, and it was a challenge to literally float thousands upon thousands of artifacts,” Hanzon said.
The event began on November 18 and runs through January 2 at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park.
You can walk outside, but if you choose to go indoors, you are required to wear a mask.
It should take at least an hour to get through everything, Hanzon said. Crowds are expected to range between 85,000 and 100,000 people.
You can go to denvercenter.org To purchase timed entry tickets.