December is always the most wonderful time of the year, and there’s still time to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy some special events! Grab a cup of hot cocoa, press play on your favorite holiday tune, and read on to find out about a variety of exciting things going on around Denver before the holiday season ends.
Special Events in Denver, Colorado for the Holidays
For The Sightseeing Lovers…
Now – January 1, 2018 (Includes Dec. 24th, 25th, & 31st)
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Denver Botanic Gardens (York Street)
Spend an evening walking through a twinkling winter wonderland at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Each year at the holidays the gardens are transformed into an amazing sight for all to see (bonus: this is also a great activity to take the kiddos to!). Grab a warm drink, stroll through the gardens, and take in all of the magnificent lights! Take advantage of the advanced purchase pricing and buy your tickets here!
For The Ice Skating Enthusiasts (And Travelers) to Colorado…
Now — 2017 – Sunday, January 7th, 2018
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Location: Denver International Airport Plaza
Whether you’re traveling for the holidays, picking up family arriving into town, or simply want to indulge in a classic winter pastime, Denver International Airport’s Ice Skating Rink is the perfect activity for you. Even better, this experience is completely free of charge. Don’t have ice skates? No problem. Complimentary skates are offered at the rink for all participants. This is a family friendly activity that kids and adults alike will enjoy! Check out DEN airports other fun holiday offerings here!
For The Theater Goers in Colorado…
Now – Sunday, December 17th
Location: Lone Tree Arts Center
A popular Holiday favorite around town, Home For The Holidays is back and brand new for the 2017 season! This family-friendly show will dazzle audiences with singers, dancers, drummers, and holiday songs…oh and not to forget, a visit from the man himself…Santa! Get your family and friends together and make it an evening at the theater! You can find show times and tickets here!
For The Lover of All Things Denver & Local…
Now – December 23rd
Location: Skyline Park
Denver will kick off its 17th Annual Christkindl Market on Friday, November 17th. This annual market is organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce and the German Cultural Foundation. This event strives to bring you a little piece of German tradition through German, European, and local craft vendors, authentic food and drink (Gluehwein anyone??), and live entertainment. The Christkindl market delivers old world charm and all of the Christmas feels to Denver’s Skyline Park, located on 16th Street mall and Arapahoe. Find out more about vendors, timing, and directions to the market here!
These events are favorites among Imprint Events, but they are not the only things happening around Denver this holiday season! To learn about more holiday happenings around town check out The Visit Denver website! Happy Holidays!
By Emily Bonneau, Creative Solutions Coordinator, The Spark