Are you thinking of heading to Colorado at Christmas time? In this complete guide, I will be sharing one of the best things to do during Christmas near Denver. The “So much Christmas” at Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado.
Disclaimer: The Gaylord Rockies hosted us for the So Much Christmas event. However, all opinions and photography are my own!
Colorado at Christmas: Where is Gaylord Rockies Located?
Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center opened in 2018 in stunning Aurora, Colorado. It is located just 9 miles from Denver and only 10 miles from the Denver International Airport.
Gaylord Rockies is one of 5 Gaylord properties. They are known for their Ultra Family-friendly appeal with year-round family-focused programming. Each year, the Gaylord property is transformed at Christmas into a magical lodge wonderland called So Much Christmas. Here, they offer a variety of Christmas attractions and live shows for the family to enjoy.
About the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center
The Gaylord Rockies is a 5-star resort with a massive 1500 rooms and 114 suites. Each room boasts exceptionally comfortable beds. We found them to be extremely relaxing and hard to get out of in the morning. In addition, each room has a desk area, mini bar. Depending on the side of the resort you choose,guest rooms offer stunning views of the resort or the Rocky Mountains.
Gaylord Rockies Guest Amenities
Year-round, the resort offers world-class resort amenities for your family to enjoy. Amenities include the Relache spa and salon, which provides a variety of services to meet your needs. In addition, guests can enjoy a fitness center with outdoor basketball and tennis courts.
The heated pools, lazy rivers, and water parks are always guest hits. They offer both indoor and outdoor attractions. So, guests can enjoy swimming and lounging year-round regardless of Colorado’s climate.
The grand lodge is the resort’s main focal point and is the signature of all Gaylord properties. The lodge is seasonally changed to reflect the holiday programming and is especially magical at Christmas.
Gaylord Rockies Resort On-Site Restaurants:
The Gaylord Rockies offers eight on-site dining options. Choices range from upscale steak houses and Italian to sports bars and grab-and-go options with locally crafted goods and snacks.
. Mountain Pass Sports Bar
. Old History Steakhouse
. Monte Jade
At check-in, guests are given a calendar with the schedule for each dining option.
What is Gaylord Christmas?
Colorado at Christmas: So much Christmas at Gaylord Rockies Holiday Programing
So much Christmas at Gaylord is the holiday programming and activities. It typically runs from mid-November to early January at each Gaylord Property.
The Gaylord Rockies offers a variety of games, activities, and live shows that are age-appropriate and family-friendly in style.
Gaylord Rockies Grand Lodge
The Grand Lodge is transformed into a whimsical yet cozy experience with an active fireplace and a dazzling Christmas tree.
Just outside the Grand Lodge’s front lawn, guests can enjoy outdoor activities. This includes Free games, activities, and fire pits with smore kits for the winter season.
Gaylord Rockies Resort: Glacier Point
The property’s lawn is also transformed into what Gaylord calls Glacier Point. This is an immersive and interactive outdoor winter wonderland experience. Attractions range from snow tubing to holiday light displays, ice skating, and more.
Gaylord Rockies Resort: Mistletoe Village
The holiday magic takes place in the convention center dubbed Mistletoe Village for the season.
The experience includes meet and greets with Santa and Mrs. Clause. Families also enjoy gingerbread decorating classes and immersive activity rooms in the “I love Holiday Movies “attraction. Our favorite was a nightly circus variety show called Cirque Dream Holidaze. It is a phenomenal production.
Across the resort, you will find maps of all activities and programming.
FAQ: Colorado at Christmas | Gaylord Christmas Activities and more
Where can I find a list of events for Christmas at Gaylord?
Gaylord Hotels typically release information about Holiday events in the fall of each year. Be sure to check the Gaylord Hotel Website HERE. Also, be on the lookout for all Gaylord properties to release information on their socials.
Saving Money on Christmas at Gaylord
Saving money on holiday travel is always a good idea (learn how HERE). Gaylord Properties fall under Marriott Bonvoy. Cardholders, as well as Bonvoy members, can save on the cost of the stay. Travelers can accomplish this by using credit cards and loyalty points toward their stay.
Additionally, Gaylord properties typically offer guest packages. This will allow you to bundle the cost of the room and attraction passes for season content. Again, be sure to check for those bundle deals via their website.
How long is Gaylord Decorated for Christmas?
Gaylord Properties are decorated for the Christmas season from mid-November to early January. However, Christmas-specific festivities end after the new year. Regularly check their websites for accurate dates and information about holiday programming and activities.
Where can I find more Colorado Christmas Activities?
Their tourism website is a great resource for finding more colorado at Christmas activities. For more information visit Mile High Holidays Here!