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 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.
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!
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.
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! 🙂