Looking for Something to Do in Denver this Holiday Season

Looking for ways to get in the holiday spirit? Here are some fun (and some free) events, performing arts, live music, and plenty of family-friendly activities.


WHEN: Nov. 16 – Dec.23, 2018
Skyline Park at 16th St Mall and Arapahoe
The Christkindl Market includes vendors from Germany and other countries, as well as local artisans, offering high-quality, handcrafted gifts such as traditional hand-carved wooden figurines, handmade candles and ornaments. Traditional German food will tempt your taste buds. Sip on warm Glühwein (hot spiced wine) as you listen to traditional Christmas carols and live German music. Entry is free and the entire family is invited to enjoy this great tradition!



WHEN: Nov. 23, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018
Denver Botanic Gardens
Embrace the holiday season at Blossoms of Light. The first night will display over one million colorful lights draped in elegant designs highlight the Gardens winter beauty. Enjoy sparkling passages, brand new displays and romantic mistletoe kissing spots, as well as the always anticipated HoloSpex glasses. Warm drinks and tasty treats will also be available.


WHEN: Nov. 21–Dec. 24, 2018
Denver Center for the Performing Arts 
Keep the holiday spirit flowing with this classic Christmas tale from Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol is the ultimate holiday treat for theatergoers young and old.


WHEN: Nov. 23–Dec. 24, 2018
 Denver Center for the Performing Arts
For a less-traditional take on the holiday season, don’t miss The SantaLand Diaries, based on author David Sedaris’ hilarious account of his stint as a Macy’s Christmas elf in New York City. This one-man show isn’t for kids, but it will leave adults roaring with holiday cheer.


WHEN: Nov 30 – Jan 6, 2019
Where: The Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele Street, Denver, CO
Zoo Lights will span through 60 acres of Denver Zoo’s campus, with nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meet-and-greets and, of course, illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected. Running December 1 until December 31, is one of Denver’s most anticipated events, which is a great opportunity for folks of all ages to enjoy the holidays or kick off the New Year with family, friends and colleagues.


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