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PHOTOS: Hotel Colorado welcomes the holidays with 32nd annual lighting ceremony

Nine-year-old Indy Morgan from Utah checks out the Christmas decorations at the 32nd annual Hotel Colorado Lighting Ceremony on Friday.
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Families and friends flocked to the Hotel Colorado on Friday afternoon and evening to partake in the festivities at the 32nd annual lighting ceremony. Live ice carving, gingerbread house competition, and performances by Symphony in the Valley and the Denver Dolls took place all afternoon inside and in the courtyard.

On the main stage, performances by Liberty Classical Academy, Legacy Dance Company, and the Dance of the Sacred Fire prepared guests for the fireworks show and lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season.

Nine-year-old Lana Gardner takes notes while judging the gingerbread houses in the Roosevelt Room at the 32nd annual Hotel Colorado Lighting Ceremony on Friday.
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A member of the Dance of the Sacred Fire performs for the audience on the main stage at the 32nd annual Hotel Colorado Lighting
Ceremony on Friday.

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Four-year-old Calham Soltez gives Santa a hug after telling him what he wanted to Christmas with his 2-year-old sister Ophelia at the 32nd annual Hotel Colorado Lighting Ceremony on Friday.
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The Denver Dolls sing Christmas carols for the audience at the main stage at the 32nd annual Hotel Colorado Lighting Ceremony on Friday.
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A family poses in festive hats at the photo booth at the 32nd annual Hotel Colorado Lighting Ceremony on Friday.
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A member of the Dance of the Sacred Fire performs for the audience on the main stage at the 32nd annual Hotel Colorado Lighting Ceremony on Friday.
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Young dancers with Legacy Dance Company perform for the audience on the main stage at the 32nd annual Hotel Colorado Lighting Ceremony on Friday.
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A large crowd gathers in front of the stage for performances at the 32nd annual Hotel Colorado Lighting Ceremony on Friday.
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