Camp Xmas may go from Aurora to Lakewood this year

Lakewood thinks the immersive seasonal attraction could be a boon to the city’s economic climate.

This is "Santa Land. " Lonnie Hanzon's "Camp Christmas" is under construction at Stanley Marketplace. Nov. 15, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Camp Christmas could possibly be bringing some holiday break cheer to Lakewood this winter.

On Monday, Lakewood City Council will consider a resolution that would convey the seasonal immersive artwork practical experience to Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park, in hopes of giving the place an financial enhance for the duration of the holidays after a hard pair of a long time for retailers and restaurants.

“Camp Christmas is a delightful and immersive artwork/ lights/ historic holiday break show,” wrote Lakewood Financial Advancement Director Robert Smith in an email to Denverite. “This venture captivated approximately 70,000 site visitors in the previous and will very likely do even superior here in Lakewood. With their timed entry ticket sales, the move of people today is very well managed, so the encounter is great and totally exclusive.”

The 42-day getaway light experience was made by multimedia artist Lonnie Hanzon, who’s recognized regionally for his get the job done on massive scale projects like the Wizard’s Upper body and multiple decades of Denver PrideFest installations. In 2019, Hanzon partnered with the Denver Middle for the Carrying out Arts to open up Camp Christmas in The Hangar at Stanley Market. The vibrant mazelike holiday getaway celebration, which Hanzon advised CPR is influenced by gaudy holiday getaway window displays, created a large amount of pleasure in the Denver spot. A Lakewood metropolis employees memo reported that in 2019, it marketed tickets “of the

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