Follow the Loveland Light Trail this Holiday Season
Loveland’s newest holiday outing will have you hopping around town and for good reason; the new Loveland Light Trail is the way to discover the best holiday lighting around.
This is a self-guided tour with eight stops across town to add some spirit to your holidays this year. Sponsored by Loveland Water and Power, you can view the map online at VisitLovelandCO.org/lighttrail or pick it up at the places listed on the website including the Visitors Center.
Here are the stops starting in east Loveland and working your way west although these light displays do not need to be seen in any particular order.
Stop A listed on the trail is Winter Wonderlights at Chapungu Sculpture Park adjacent to Promenade Shops at Centerra, stop B. Winter Wonderlights is worth a night out all on its own with a 30-minute music and light show every night and live entertainment on the weekends, not to mention the largest inflatable igloo in Colorado.
Located in one of the most unique sculpture parks in the Rocky Mountain Region, Winter Wonderlights run through January 1 and is a holiday experience for the holidays.
Right next door, Promenade Shops at Centerra is a shopping mecca that lights up for the holidays and includes a large outdoor ice rink. This outdoor mall is stop B on the Loveland Light Trail.
Seasonal music pumps through the in-ground sound system and makes for a festive shopping experience that includes horse-drawn carriage rides.
Just across the Interstate 25 from the mall and sculpture park, the Outlets at Loveland, stop C, is lit up and ready for visitors. They are celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas with their display which can be seen from the freeway and has been cheering up passing drivers for years.
Stop D along the Loveland Light Trail is adjacent to the Outlets at Loveland, and is the Marketplace of Centerra, home to the Loveland Visitor Center, Target, Pet Smart and more. It’s another shopping area that comes alive during November and December with thousands of lights.
Directly across from Lake Loveland, in the heart of the city, Dwayne Webster Veteran’s Park is where you’ll find stop E, the Winter Holiday Council Light Display. Since 1998, the nonprofit Holiday Council has been volunteering to light up Loveland and they do it through the sale of Christmas ornaments. Information can be found on their web page.
Stop F is downtown Loveland where the lights can be seen up and down 4th Street and the surrounding area. Then it’s on to west Loveland for stop G which is the Namaqua Hill Star located on the ridge of a natural area west of Morning Drive and north of U.S. 34.
Last but not least, Christmas Walk in the Woods is stop H. This holiday attraction in west Loveland has an admission fee when Santa and carolers are present of $12 per person with children under 5 free. When open for light viewing only the cost is just $3 per person. See website for dates.
Whether you see it all or just a portion, the Loveland Light Trail is fun to follow with the entire family and is a welcome addition to your holiday traditions.