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Camp Christmas returns - pandemic style!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Leave a Comment

A pesky thing like a pandemic can't stop Christmas!

This year, the popular Camp Christmas immersive experience can be accessed from the comfort of your own home! Starting at $10, customers (otherwise known as “campers”) can access online content and receive up to five delivered packages that come with a wide variety of Christmas-themed activities. 

The digital experience of Camp Christmas will take place starting November 12 on a web-based app where campers can explore an expansive fictional land, featuring fantastical places such as Sweetsville, Fairy Forest, and Treehouse Village. Each location will feature multimedia content about the stories, history, and traditions surrounding the season as well as in-home activities to complete. Campers can earn badges and track their progress as they complete activities in the app. Daily broadcasts counting down to Christmas will take place in the app starting in December.

The starter package, called “Base Camp,” includes access to the web app, special events, and a few materials mailed to homes to get participants started. Campers can also purchase more robust packages starting at $30, which unlock additional areas of the virtual map with more activities and bonus content, as well as materials to complete the activities.

Camp Christmas, presented by Hanzon Studios in association with DCPA Off-Center, made its debut in 2019 as an in-person experience in the 10,000 ft2 Hangar at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora. Nearly 70,000 people visited Camp Christmas, which featured two bars, visits with Santa, and 13 highly Instagrammable Christmas-themed areas.

“Christmas and the joy that comes with it is needed now more than ever,” said creator Lonnie Hanzon. “Following the success of the in-person Camp Christmas last year, I am excited to offer some of that same magic in a way that is totally safe and, hopefully, allows us all to escape from reality for a little while.”

Packages go on sale to the public November 1 and the experience begins November 12. For pre-sale access, including the best prices, sign up today for the Camp Newsletter at camp-christmas.com.

What:  Camp Christmas

Where:  100% online

When:  November 12, 2020 - January 5, 2021 (tickets go on sale November 1)

Cost:  $10 - $30, depending on package

Learn More:  camp-christmas.com


Lonnie Hanzon is a Colorado-based artist, best known in Denver for designing the Evolution of the Ball sculpture at Coors Field, The Wizard’s Chest, and the Clocktower Cabaret, as well as early Parade of Lights floats. Other major Colorado installations can be seen at Palazzo Verdi, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Marjorie Park, Red Rocks Community College, Denver Pride celebrations and throughout the Kenneth King Performing Arts Center. His national and international work includes large outdoor urban entertainment projects including Houston Zoo Lights, immersive visual merchandising displays and fine art for Neiman Marcus, and large-scale displays and events at Hong Kong’s Pacific Place. www.lonniehanzon.com 


Off-Center produces unexpected theatrical experiences that put the audience at the center of the story. What began in 2010 as a small theatrical test kitchen has grown into a signature line of programming for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, credited with bringing immersive theatre to Colorado and helping establish Denver as a national hub for immersive art. www.denvercenter.org