Royal Gorge Bridge of Lights

The Royal Gorge Bridge of Lights Event

The Royal Gorge Bridge of Lights Event
  A Unique Drive-Through Experience

The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is preparing for their biggest and brightest holiday event ever. Beginning November 18, 2022, guests will have the opportunity to drive across the Royal Gorge Bridge, 1,000 feet above the Arkansas River, amidst thousands of twinkling lights during their Bridge of Lights event.

“This is a drive-through event only” said Brent Hargrave, General Manager. “All guests must stay in their vehicles throughout the experience.”

Bridge of Lights will give every guest the opportunity to not only drive across America’s Bridge, but to do so at night while enjoying the wonder of the season through beautiful light displays. Driving across the Royal Gorge Bridge is not regularly offered outside of pre-arranged car club groups. Bridge of Lights is limited to vehicles with up to 8 passenger seating – large vans, trollies, party busses, trailers and duallies are not permitted.

The park encourages guests to pre-purchase their tickets by offering a $5 discount on webstore purchases. Season Pass holders will receive an additional $5 discount via a special code. Price is $40/car if purchased at the gate on arrival. Webstore price is $35/car.


“Guests can also pre-purchase ‘Elf Munchies’ like cookies with hot cocoa, coffee, or cider in a Bridge of Lights souvenir cup to enjoy while driving through the light display,” said Hargrave. “Santa will have helpers deliver your order directly to your vehicle.”


This special holiday event will run from 5:30-9:30pm November 18-27, December 1-4, 8-11, and 15-31 with the exception of Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Holiday music will be playing throughout the drive on the park-wide sound system. The Park will showcase thousands of lights leading to and from the centerpiece of the event, the Royal Gorge Bridge; an experience sure to become a time-honored Christmas tradition.


The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park will be open during regular park hours from 10:00am-4:00pm for guests to enjoy walking across the bridge, riding the Aerial Gondola, Zipline, and Skycoaster, and climbing the Via Ferrata.


Royal Gorge Bridge Lights

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