In Denver We Leave Our Christmas Lights Up Through the National Western Stock Show

By Shawn Patrick on December 29, 2023
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There is always quite a debate on when is the right time to take down your Christmas lights, but that debate is always easily settled in Denver.

It’s a Denver tradition to keep Christmas lights up through the National Western Stock Show, which takes place every January.

This year’s show begins on Jan. 6th and runs through Jan. 21st.

The tradition of keeping lights up through the end of the Stock Show goes back decades, an article in the Steamboat Pilot from 1955 cites a then 12-year-old practice of keeping the lights on at the City and County building so Stock Show visitors could take in the festive display.

Maybe there will be no snow on your roof by Jan. 22nd… It’s a win-win!

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