DENVER — For the better part of a century, Coloradans have gathered outside Denver’s City and County building for a celebration to open the holiday season.

The annual 9NEWS Light the Lights will returned on Nov. 23 and featured bright lights, music and hot chocolate. You can watch the full video above.

Light the Lights 2018 Friday Tease
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The Denver City and County Building's light display includes more than 585 energy-efficient LED lights and 2,000 feet of LED rope, making it one of the most popular holiday lighting displays in the region.

And be sure to mark your calendars for the 9NEWS Parade of Lights, which returns to downtown Denver on Friday, Nov. 30 and Sat. Dec. 1.

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Christmas decorations Denver City and County 1938
The Denver City and County Building's light display in 1938.
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