Camp Christmas, 2022

We’re back, Campers! Denver’s campiest, quirkiest holiday adventure is returning to Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park in 2022. Explore a six-acre winter wonderland and rekindle your sense of yuletide cheer at Camp Christmas!
With a classic carousel, hot cocoa, visits with Santa, and sweet treats on hand every night, kids from one to 92 are guaranteed to have a jolly old time. Campers will find themselves wandering through the elaborate campgrounds complete with craft cocktails at one (or all) of our three themed bars, shimmering light displays, and immersive exhibits that will fill your head with visions of Christmases past.
Handcrafted by Camp Director Lonnie Hanzon and his band of local magic makers, Camp Christmas is a dazzling dreamscape made just for you. It’s an invitation to leave your worries behind and lean in to the joy of the season. It’s an opportunity to remember, reconnect, and recharge. It’s fun, fleeting, and just a little bit weird. It’s everything you love about the holidays all wrapped up into one enchanting experience! 
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Camp Christmas, 2019-2020

Nov 21, 2019 through January 5, 2020 – Stanley Market Place

Not for the faint of festivity, this over-the-top indoor immersive installation turns the holiday spirit all the way up with mesmerizing displays of decorations that shift time and reality. Come in from the cold with your whole family and get wrapped in the ooey-gooey, odd and sweet rituals that have brought light to the darkness of winter for thousands of years.

This was the very first Camp Christmas immersive event.

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Equal Threshold, 2018

The Hanzon Studios installation for Denver PrideFest 2018 was a colorful collection of open doors and warm, welcoming phrases. Inside the structure, part of the Equality Cake and contemplation benches from Shrine to Humanity were included. Quotes about love and openness plastered the inside walls. Chalk was provided for PrideFest participants to self-express.

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Shrine To Humanity, 2017

The Hanzon Shrine to Humanity featured five temples built and designed by Paulo Wellman, then hand-painted and embellished with artistic symbols of the chakra system, as well as steel bells with ornate mallets for festival goers to chime.  Over 200 hand-sewn and dyed silk flags, invoking prayer flags, adorned the sanctum, while four proud hand-dyed rainbow flags crowned the perimeter.  There were also four hand-painted ‘contemplation benches’ pointed toward the beautiful shrine for festival go-ers to sit a moment and reflect upon what Gay Pride really means to us as individuals, communities, and nations.  The lavish  colors were not only eye-catching and upbeat, but also paid tribute to Gilbert Baker, the artist and gay rights activist who first designed the rainbow flag, and who passed away in March of this year.

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Orlando Massacre Memorial, 2016

Visitors sign messages on an 8-by-8-by-10 foot black box serving as a memorial for the 49 killed early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Thousands gather at the Denver PrideFest celebration at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The festival lasts through Sunday with the annual Gay Pride Parade starting at 9:30 a.m. at Chessman Park heading west down Colfax Ave. to Civic Center Park. (Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post)
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