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    Grand Illumination

The annual Grand Illumination event will feature performances of classic holiday hits by the Denver Dolls, a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus, and the grand highlight of the evening—the lighting of the station’s outdoor 40-foot-tall Christmas tree that features more than 7,000-holiday lights.


  • 5:00 PM | The Denver Dolls will perform on Wynkoop Plaza and Santa & Mrs. Claus will be taking photos with children and their families. Hot and cold beverages (hot chocolate as well as cocktails, beer, and wine for guests 21+) will be available on the Terminal Bar patio and there are food options throughout Union Station (reservations recommended for dinner service).
  • 6:10 to 6:15 PM | The countdown begins to illuminate the tree on Wynkoop Plaza. The tree will be lit promptly at 6:15 PM.
  • 6:30 PM | The second set for Denver Dolls begins and the Merry & Bright Lights projection show on the building resumes
  • 8:00 PM | The event entertainment concludes, but the Merry & Bright Lights show will run until 10:00 PM, every evening through December 30th.

*This event is free and open to the public. RSVP’s are encouraged, but not required.