It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And that means that people will be heading downtown to look at all the lights; the city will switch on the annual extravaganza at 6 p.m. today, and it will continue downtown through the new year -- and at the Denver City and County Building through the end of January, until the National Western Stock Show leaves town. This year's display is the culmination of a trend that began a century ago, when the first illuminated outdoor Christmas tree was created in Denver. But traditional doesn't equal tasteful.
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