Denver is absolutely magnificent in the winter/Christmas time. Sure, it may be a bit cold (high of 15 degrees today!) but you really do feel like you are walking through a winter wonderland. Each time I visit Denver during the winter I see something even more extraordinary than I did the year before. The whole city lights up with white lights which adds a very elegant and inviting feel. Icicles on old buildings are natural decorations that contribute to the magic. If you have never been to Denver, or Colorado for that matter, I strongly suggest visiting during the winter time as there is so much beauty to be seen!
The Brown Palace Hotel is an absolutely gorgeous building in Denver. The building features architecture by Frank E. Edbrooke, who designed the building in the Italian Renaissance style. When you initially walk up to the front doors, you can see brilliant stained glass which invites to come in and explore the rest of the hotel. When you enter inside and look up it appears as though the hotel goes on for miles and you can see the large chandelier that is the centerpiece of the lobby. If you decide to come here be sure to ask the front desk if you can have a tour of the Presidential suite, it is a wonderful and breathtaking experience.
The Trinity Methodist Church is located in the heart of Denver and is Colorado’s most historic church. When you walk inside the church you become instantly mesmerized by the stained glass and paintings. The inside of the church has been well preserved since the late 1800’s. Be careful, however, this church is known to be haunted, I even got a little scare from one of the friendly ghosts who closed a door on me!
The Navarre is right across from the Brown Palace Hotel and has been home to an all girls’ school, a museum, and a hotel. There is even a rumored underground tunnel that connects to the Brown Palace. The Navarre is unfortunately not open to the public but is still a must-see in Denver!
On the 16th St. Mall you can enjoy various restaurants, shopping complexes, and people watching. The mall is usually decorated in lights and is a major attraction in Denver.
I hope you enjoyed and plan on making a trip out to Denver soon! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns let me know! Thank you for reading! 🙂