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Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms is Christmas, Colorado Style

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We love our holiday light displays in Denver. It’s claimed Christmas lights were invented in Denver over 100 years ago by an electric company owner, D.D. Sturgeon, to entertain his ill 10-year-old son. Since then, Denver-metro area families make it an annual tradition to immerse themselves in massive light displays, braving cold weather and snow to be a part of the cheer. 

With so many options, how do you choose which display to visit? We visited Santa’s Village at the Denver Botanic Garden’s Chatfield Farms and found it has everything a light-loving family could want in a holiday tradition 

Your kids will get to visit with kindly Santa in front of a photo-perfect rustic farm backdrop. Warm-up by the fire pit as you sip cocoa. Take a hayride down a road lined with gorgeously illuminated trees. Have a little dance party in the yurt, which has been transformed into a festive snowglobe. Stand in awe at the base of a 60-foot tall cottonwood tree covered in rainbow light. Decorate ceramic mugs to take home as keepsakes, included in the price of admission. Stroll down a winding path to the historic Hildebrand Ranch house and see how they celebrated Christmas old west style. 

Every year, Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms offers more fun activities and fanciful lights that are perfect for busting up cold winter nights. 

For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms page at the Denver Botanic Gardens. 

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