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19
Dec

Holiday Festivities Around Denver

There are so many magical holiday events around the Denver metro area perfect to celebrate the season and even bring in the new year! Here are a few fun events filled with holiday cheer to partake in this year:

  • Take your kids to meet Santa and ride the train at the Colorado Railroad Museum this Holiday season.

    Take your kids to meet Santa and ride the train at the Colorado Railroad Museum this Holiday season.

    Take the kiddos over to the Colorado Railroad Museum downtown this Saturday, December 21st for a train ride with Santa free with the price of admission. They will also be able to tell Santa what they want for Christmas this year.

  • Head on over to Cherry Creek Mall to have your kids, pets, or yourself photoed with Santa. Sign Language Santa is also available for the hearing-impaired.
  • Want to see some amazing holiday lights this year? Head on downtown where you can walk (or ride the free mall ride) up and down the 16th street mall which has been lit up by thousands of twinkling lights. The City and County building is also decorated to the hilt and plays carols as well after 6pm every night. The annual LoDo Aglow contest is in full force through 12/31, view holiday themed window art in lower downtown Denver.
  • Come see thousands of colored lights while you walk around the garden grounds and sip hot cocoa at the Denver Botanical Gardens.

    Come see thousands of colored lights while you walk around the garden grounds and sip hot cocoa at the Denver Botanical Gardens.

    The Denver Botanical Gardens in both locations (York Street and Chatfield) are abloom with bright lights to walk underneath and around. Warm beverages are available to make the chilly nights more bearable while looking at the beautiful lights. The Denver Zoo is also a great spot to walk around and look at thousands of lights. They also have warm beverages for purchase. The Butterfly Pavilion has their annual Living Lights celebration going on this upcoming weekend, December 20-22, December 27-29, and January 3-5 where you can experience the wonders of the butterflys and other insects while wandering beneath holiday lights both inside and outside.

  • Also while downtown, you can enjoy FREE ice skating on an outdoor ice rink at Skyline Park. Bring your own skates, or you can rent a pair for only $2. What a deal!
  • Saturday is the last day to shop and experience German culture right here in the heart of downtown Denver.

    Saturday is the last day to shop and experience German culture right here in the heart of downtown Denver.

    This Saturday is also the last day to enjoy the Denver Christkindl Market located in downtown Denver along the 16th street mall and Skyline park. Experience the holidays with a German flair and find your loved ones unique, hand-crafted gifts.

  • There are lots of holiday themed dances, theater performances, and concerts this year as well. Some of the featured shows taking place at the Denver Performing Arts Complex are: The Nutcracker Ballet, A Christmas Carol, The SantaLand Diaries, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Colorado Christmas performed by the Colorado Symphony, and enjoy this year’s TubaChristmas this Saturday, December 21st at Skyline Park downtown.

    The SantaLand Diaries is just one of the many holiday shows going on this year at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

    The SantaLand Diaries is just one of the many holiday shows going on this year at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

There are so many free and inexpensive things to do around the Denver metro area this Holiday season for everyone! We hope that your Holidays are bright and filled with joy! 🙂

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23
May

Inexpensive, Fun-Filled Activities to do in Denver, CO This Summer!

Come on down to Denver where the sun is hotter and the air is thinner. Denverites enjoy spending the summer months outside, usually doing something active but the activities listed below include a wide variety of interests. We will be featuring different events every week since there are so many great things happening this summer in Denver!

  • Come to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science every Thursday this summer for cocktails, education, and fun!

    Come to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science every Thursday this summer for cocktails, education, and fun!

    Every Thursday, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science opens their doors for person’s 21 and up to enjoy cocktails while learning about a new topic each time. Tickets are $12 for non-members and $10 for members.

  • FREE: First Friday Art Walk. These happen the First Friday of every month – June 7, July 5, August 2, and September 6. Experience artwork from galleries along the Sante Fe Art District (Along Sante Fe between 8th Avenue-12th Avenue). Most galleries offer drinks for free but do appreciate donations.
  • Like movies? Well, there are a ton of great venues hosting outdoor movies this summer: Film on the Rocks,
    Come enjoy a movie under the stars and the gorgeous surroundings at Red Rocks this summer!

    Come enjoy a movie under the stars and the gorgeous surroundings at Red Rocks this summer!

    Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO. Enjoy a hit movie while basking in the beautiful surroundings. Tickets are $12 in advance and $13 at the door. Before the movie, you will also enjoy either a comedian or band before the movie starts and audience contests; Southwest Movies at Skyline Park, Skyline Park, Downtown Denver, this event is FREE and is open to kids and pets; Larimer Square Summer Film Series, open to the public with the option to reserve a table ($20, per showing, per person) at one of 11 great restaurants within Larimer Square. Film nights are: June 6th, July 11th, August 1, and September 12th each with a different movie at 6 and at 8:30. All proceeds benefit participating non-profit organizations, Larimer Arts Association, and Denver Film Society; Civic Center Bike-In Movie Series, Civic Center Park, Downtown Denver. FREE and open to the public. Bike (or use other methods of transportation) to this free outdoor movie event! Bike racks will be provided. Dates are July 18, August 2, August 16, and September 13.

  • Who doesn’t enjoy FREE live music? Check out the
    Come downtown this Saturday to experience Denver's Day of Rock with live bands throughout the day - all along the 16th Street Mall.

    Come downtown this Saturday to experience Denver’s Day of Rock with live bands throughout the day – all along the 16th Street Mall.

    Denver Day of Rock, this Saturday, May 25th all along the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver; City Park Jazz come experience live jazz music for FREE every Sunday night in June and July in City Park – 6-8pm Rain or Shine.

  • Downtown Denver Arts Festival, May 24th-26th, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Come check out local art work while enjoying the sunshine this Memorial Day Weekend.

There are so many activities, so little time! Hopefully, everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend! Stay tuned next week for even more fun-filled activities for you and your family to enjoy! 🙂

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