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The Rink at Belmar

Skate at the 7,000 square foot outdoor rink located in the Plaza.

Fall Festival

Walk through the mazes and pumpkin patch; pet the animals and purchase organically grown produce at a Boulder family farm. On weekends, ride a steam engine, learn about farming methods from the early 1900s or take a hay ride for $3.

Holiday Show & Gift Shop

Avoid the malls this holiday season and shop local. CAE features unique, handmade gift and holiday items from local and regional artists in a cohesive, mixed retail display.

Santa Express Train

Take a train ride, wearing your cozy pajamas where Santa's elves entertain. After a 30 minute ride, the train reaches the "North Pole" where Santa boards the train to pass out a holiday bell to each child as he visits with the children. $30-$69.

Santa’s Elves Kids Giving Opportunity

Register to enable kids to help other kids, face-to-face so that the givers get to see and feel the difference that they've made for another child. See Denver Nuggets, KOOL105 Radio, and hear the Colorado Children's Chorale perform. Registration opens late October but December 9 is the date for giving. Later dates can be arranged.

Ballet Ariel Nutcracker

Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23 at 2pm. 16, 22 at 7pm. Go on a magical magical adventure of toy soldiers, dancing snowflakes and Sugar Plum fairies. $38 adult, $35 student/senior, $28 ages 3-12.

9NEWS Parade of Lights

Come to this signature holiday event with floats, marching bands and a visit from Santa. 9NEWS Parade of Lights Presented by American Furniture Warehouse Produced by the Downtown Denver Partnership

DIA Ice Skating Rink

Go ice skating at the airport on the DEN Plaza. Enjoy a variety of entertainment and family-friendly music playing in the background.

Making Merry 2017

Listen as a variety of storytellers bring literature to life on stage in an holiday celebration featuring songs, stories and other silliness from Great Britain.

The Nutcracker Experience

Enjoy an entertaining performance of The Nutcracker ballet, presented by Allana’s Academy of Dance.

Santa Visits

Stop by Santa Claus’ little red house at the corner of Broadway and Plaza Drive for a visit.

Olde Golden Christmas

Experience small town, authentic holiday charm during a month-long celebration featuring Victorian carolers, live reindeer, free horse drawn carriage rides, lights display, barbershop quartets, and free Newfoundland dog-pulled cart rides.

The Nutcracker of Parker

Times vary by date. See The Colorado School of Dance's 13th anniversary production of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic. Age 6 and up. $24-$29.

Boo! On Briggs Street

Come out for Trunk or Treat, costume contests, a glow-in-the-dark dance party and more. Reservations required for costume contests.

Longmont Turkey Trot

Sign up to run a fast and scenic 10K or 2 mile course with family and friends. $18-$20 for 2 mile; $20-$24 for 10K. Sample goodies in the Vendor Village after the race. Reservations required. Call for group rate information.

Happy Noon Year

Ring in the new year with activities at the library, and magic with Chad Wonder. All ages. Pick up a free ticket at the library to attend, starting one hour before each show.

Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park

Ice skate for free, bringing your own skates or rent a pair. Please note: the skate rental prices listed here are correct, and were updated after the print version of the magazine went to press.

YouthBiz Marketplace

Buy local from young business owners who display and sell their unique products to the local community. All products are handmade and personally sold by the owners. Find beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, and more.

Turkey Shoot Free Throw Contest

Enter a free throw contest for a chance to win a Thanksgiving turkey. Participants will be divided by age and gender. Age 6 and up. $2 Lafayette residents; $7 non-residents. Reservations required.

Farolito Lighting & Pinecone Ceremony

Watch as a chosen honoree lights the farolitos – paper bags filled with sand and illuminated with candles – in the open-air courtyard of The Fort in an alternative tree lighting ceremony. Hot cider, Mexican hot chocolate and biscochito cookies are served.

Santa’s Flight Academy

Visit Santa, who is looking for cadets to help him prepare his sleigh for the big day. Create memorable moments with the Flight Suit Visualizer, a magical snow and light show inside Santa’s sleigh.

Mayor’s Holiday Lighting

Gather around the Town Tree and join the Mayor and the Parker Chorale in a Sing-a-long to Silent Night to kick off the event before the official lighting. Once the park is lit up, stroll around O’Brien Park and take in the sights of the fun holiday ice sculpture displays, or run into some holiday…