Holiday Happenings 2017

December 1, 2017 Community Events, Spotlight


Holiday Happenings in the Denver Area

It is that time of year again: your calendar probably has more events on it than there are days in the week! Living in Colorado, and specifically the greater Denver Metro area, we are lucky to have scores of wondrous holiday activities from which to choose. With this list of some of our favorites, we hope you don’t miss a thing!

Mile High Holidays
www.denver.org/milehighholidays
November 15 – January 24

Santa’s Flight Academy at Cherry Creek Shopping Center
www.shopcherrycreek.com/holidays
November 9 – December 24

Santa’s New Village at Park Meadows
www.parkmeadows.com
November 13 – December 24

Santa’s Toy Factory at Southwest Plaza
www.southwestplaza.com/en.html
November 18 – December 24

Denver Christkindl Market
www.denverchristkindlmarket.com
November 17 – December 23
• Sunday through Thursday: 11 am – 7 pm
• Friday and Saturday: 11 am – 9 pm

Santa’s Village, Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
www.botanicgardens.org
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
November 24 – December 24: 4:30 – 8:30 pm
Check website banner alert for sold out date notices

Denver International Airport’s Ice Skating Rink
www.flydenver.com
November 24 – January 7: 9 am – 9 pm

The Nutcracker Ballet
www.coloradoballet.org
November 25 – December 24

Blossoms of Light Denver Botanic Gardens
www.botanicgardens.org
November 29 – January 1: 5:30 – 9:30 pm
(Includes Dec. 24, 25 & 31)

WinterFest on South Pearl Street
www.southpearlstreet.com
December 1: 5 – 9 pm
December 2: 11 am – 5 pm

Denver Holiday Flea
www.denverflea.com
December 1 – 3

The Denver Zoo: Zoo Lights
www.denverzoo.org
December 1 – December 31: 5:30 – 9 pm
(Excludes Christmas day)

9NEWS Parade of Lights
www.denverparadeoflightshts.com
December 1 at 8 pm
December 2 at 6 pm

Friday Night Bazaar: Holiday Edition
www.denverbazaar.com
December 1 and December 8: 4pm –10pm

A Hudson Christmas
www.hudsongardens.org/concerts-events/a-hudson-christmas
December 1 – 3, December 8 – 10, and December 15 – 31
5:00 – 8:00 pm

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: Holiday Movie Parties
www. drafthouse.com/denver
December 1 – 19

Winterfest Castle Rock
www.crgov.com
December 2

1940s White Christmas Ball
www.1940sball.org/1940sball/1940s_christmas_ball
December 2

Christmas with the Children’s Chorale
www.childrenschorale.org
December 2 – 3

Disney On Ice Presents: Follow Your Heart
www.disneyonice.com/follow-your-heart?h=1
December 7 – 10

Christmas Carriage Parade in Parker
www.parkeronline.org
December 9, Downtown Parker

Storytellers and S’mores, Castle Rock
www.crgov.com
December 9

Tiny House Holiday Village, Stapleton
www.coloradotinyhousefestival.com
December 9 – 10

Cherry Creek North’s Winter Fest on Fillmore Plaza
www.cherrycreeknorth.com/things-to-do/ccn-signature-events/winter-fest-on-fillmore
December 9: 10 am – 2 pm

Denver Jackalope: An Indie Artisan Fair
www.jackalopeartfair.com/visitdenver
December 9 – 10: 10 am – 5 pm

Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis
www.arthritis.org
December 10 at Washington Park in Denver

Denver Pavilions Holiday Carousel
www. denverpavilions.com
December 15 – January 2: 11 am – 9 pm

Colorado Symphony’s: A Colorado Christmas
www.coloradosymphony.org
December 15 – 17

Denver Beer Festivus
denverbeerfestivus.com
Saturday, December 16: 4 – 7 pm

Santa Stampede
www.coloradorunnerevents.com
December 16

Backyard On Blake’s Holiday Shopping Weekend
www. backyardonblake.com/events/event/2311
December 16: 12pm – 12am

Making Merry Stories on Stage
www.storiesonstage.org
December 16 – 17

Tuba Christmas Concert at Skyline Park
www.tubachristmas.com
December 17: 1 pm

Halcyon’s Mistletoe Marketplace
http://www.halcyonhotelcherrycreek.com/
December 19: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Denver Center for Performing Arts
www.denvercenter.org
• A Christmas Carol
November 24 – December 24
• The SantaLand Diaries
November 24 – December 24
• Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
December 9 – December 10
• ELF, The Musical
December 13 – December 17
New Years Eve Fireworks
December 31: 9 pm and Midnight at 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver

National Western Stock Show
www.nationalwestern.com
January 6 – 21