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Zoo Lights

Date:
Nov 30, 2018 to Jan 06, 2019
Cost:
$7-$20 depending on date, age, and membership status
Phone:
720-337-1400

See festive lights spanning 60 acres of the zoo's campus, along with nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meet-and-greets, and illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, and hide in bushes.

Breakfast with Santa

Date:
Dec 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
Dec. 8-9, 15-16, and 22-24. Seating begins at 8:30am
Cost:
$19.99 adults, $13.99 ages 3-12, free age 2 and under
Phone:
303-561-4450

Join Sharkey and Santa Claus for a holiday buffet. Includes half off Aquarium exhibit ticket and validated parking. RSVP required at 303-561-4450.

Día de los Muertos Bilingual Tours

Date:
Oct 13, 2018
Schedule:
Identical tours Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, 1pm and 2:30pm each day
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-651-8374

Enjoy a tour of the Day of the Dead exhibition with bilingual tour guide Laura Zavala. Learn about ancient Mayan and Aztec origins of the celebration, how it blended with Spanish Catholic traditions, and how it became a part of the local culture in Longmont.

The Nutcracker

Date:
Nov 24, 2018 to Dec 24, 2018
Schedule:
Hours vary by date
Cost:
$30 and up
Phone:
303-837-8888

Attend the 58th year of the Colorado Ballet's production of the holiday classic, with live music performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

Denver Pavilions Holiday Carousel

Date:
Dec 15, 2018 to Jan 02, 2019
Cost:
$3 per person, per ride. Free rides will be given from Denver Pavilions restaurants, retailers, and entertainment venues with purchase, and from select hotel partners. Partial proceeds benefit Food Bank of the Rockies
Phone:
303-260-6001

Ride a holiday-themed carousel in the heart of downtown Denver.

Tulip Twist Dance

Date:
Feb 03, 2018 3:30 - 4:30
Cost:
$10 per person
Phone:
303-666-7400

Enjoy dancing to a DJ, crafts and refreshments. Semi-formal attire encouraged. For dads with daughters ages 3-8. Reservations required through the Louisville Recreation and Senior Center. Reference code: 12021-1.

Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge

Date:
Nov 24, 2018 to Jan 04, 2019
Cost:
Free to see the gingerbread house and snow showers. Lodging, day passes, and meals are extra
Phone:
844-553-9653

Get into the holiday spirit with a life-size gingerbread house, daily snow showers in the Grand Lobby, and visits from Santa. See hundreds of twinkling lights and enjoy dinner in the gingerbread house.

Santa’s Village

Date:
Nov 23, 2018 to Dec 23, 2018
Cost:
Free-$20. $60 4-packs
Phone:
720-865-3500

Go on a hayride, see live reindeer, make crafts with Mrs. Claus, and see holiday lights. Food and beverages may be purchased.

Happy Noon Year

Date:
Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
11am and 2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-887-2315

Ring in the new year with activities at the library, featuring juggling, mime, and dance with performer Peter Davison. All ages. Pick up a free ticket at the library to attend, starting one hour before each show.

Mayor’s Holiday Lighting

Date:
Nov 23, 2018 5:30 - 7pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-841-4500

Gather around the town tree and join in a sing-along to "Silent Night" before the official lighting. Once the park is lit up, stroll around and take in the sights of holiday ice sculpture displays, or visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy tasty treats from local food vendors, complimentary carriage rides, caroling, and a Nutcracker…

Scrooge!

Date:
Nov 23, 2018 to Dec 21, 2018
Cost:
$8
Phone:
303-449-6000

See Charles Dickens’ story of greed turned to unconditional love, in which the audience becomes part of the play. Part of the Kids Kabaret series. Reservations required.

The Nutcracker Tea

Date:
Nov 17, 2018 11am - 1pm
Schedule:
Tea served at 11:15am
Cost:
$42 adult, $32 children and seniors. Sit with Clara, Nutcracker Prince, Sugar Plum Fairy, or the Dew Drop Fairy for an extra $10
Phone:
303-466-5685

Enjoy a holiday tradition from the Colorado Conservatory of Dance, with Victorian tea and service, treats, storytelling, and entertainment from The Nutcracker. All ages. Reservations required.

Thanksgiving Eve Skate

Date:
Nov 21, 2018
Schedule:
Noon-3pm and 7:30-9:30pm
Cost:
$3 age 5, $5 ages 6-17, $7 adult, $6 senior, $3 skate rental per person
Phone:
303-409-2222

Have fun skating with friends and family. Free skate rental during public skating hours will be offered for each person donating a nonperishable food item, which will be given to a local food bank.

Fall Festival

Date:
Oct 28, 2018 3:30 - 5:30pm
Cost:
$7 residents, $9 nonresidents
Phone:
303-665-0469

Celebrate the season with a bounce house, annual pumpkin race, and other activities. Awards will be given for the window painting and pumpkin decorating contests. Reservations required through the recreation center.

Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival

Date:
Sep 22, 2018 to Oct 31, 2018
Schedule:
Daily, 10am-6pm
Cost:
Free on weekdays; $5 Sat-Sun
Phone:
720-890-4766

Visit a family farm selling pumpkins and fall produce, play in the corn or straw bale maze, and see farm animals and tractors. Wagon rides available Sat-Sun.

6th Annual Listen To Your Mother: Boulder

Date:
May 05, 2018 7pm
Schedule:
Doors open at 6pm
Cost:
$22
Phone:
303-442-1411

Listen to a series of live readings about motherhood that take place in cities around the country, to celebrate Mother's Day. Complimentary snacks and wine are available before the show from 5-6:30pm, across the street at the Birth Center of Boulder, 2800 Folsom St. Ten percent of ticket sales benefit A Precious Child.

Ballet Ariel’s The Nutcracker

Date:
Dec 15, 2018 to Dec 27, 2018
Schedule:
Dec. 15-16, 21-23, and 26-27; times vary by date
Cost:
$38 adults, $35 students and seniors, $30 children
Phone:
303-987-7845

See the production performed by Ballet Ariel’s professional company and school. Clara journeys with the Prince on a magical adventure of toy soldiers, dancing snowflakes, and Sugar Plum fairies.

WinterSkate in Boulder

Date:
Nov 30, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Wed 11am-9pm, Thu-Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm
Cost:
$10 adult, $9 age 12 and under, $8 college students/seniors, $4 age 3 and under
Phone:
303-442-2826

Skate outdoors in Boulder on the plaza next to the Dushanbe Teahouse.

Longmont Turkey Trot

Date:
Nov 10, 2018 9am
Cost:
$20-$26
Phone:
303-651-8406

Run along a scenic 10K or 2 mile course, and sample goodies in the Vendor Village after the race. Reservations required. Call for group rate information.

Electric Moonlight

Date:
Dec 06, 2018 5:30 - 8:30pm
Cost:
$35.75-$40.75
Phone:
719-633-9925

Be part of a winter wonderland for adults with all-inclusive samplings of food, beer, wine, and spirits. There will also be live local musicians, warming fire pits, a chance to visit Santa Claus, and more than 85 staff-made light sculptures.

Fourth on Pearl

Date:
Jul 04, 2018 Noon - 8pm
Schedule:
Live music from 1-8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-449-3774

Celebrate the Fourth of July on the Pearl Street Mall with live music, activities, and an extended beer garden on the Boulder County Courthouse lawn.

Valentine’s at the Mansion

Date:
Feb 13, 2018 11am - 2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-0430

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early this year at the Highlands Ranch Mansion. Enjoy music, sample sweet treats, and tour the historic home.

Boo! On Briggs Street

Date:
Oct 27, 2018 4 - 7pm
Cost:
Free to attend; $5-$10 to enter costume contest
Phone:
303-926-2550

Enjoy a trunk or treat, costume contests, and a glow-in-the-dark dance party. Reservations required for costume contests.

Downtown Denver’s Grand Illumination

Date:
Nov 23, 2018 5 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-592-6712

See the Colorado Rockies mascot, Dinger, kick off the holidays by lighting a new 40-foot tall tree outside Denver Union Station, along with thousands of lights up the 16th Street Mall to the City and County Building. Watch a performance by the Denver Dolls, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, listen to Christmas carols, and…

Halloween Fun Shoot

Date:
Oct 27, 2018 4 - 8pm
Cost:
$12.50 per person, includes equipment
Phone:
720-491-3309

Enjoy a family archery activity with a wide variety of halloween targets, candy filled balloons, zombies, and moving targets for an extra challenge. Light refreshments will be provided. Age 6 and up.

Turkey Shoot Free Throw Contest

Date:
Nov 17, 2018 9 - 11am
Cost:
$2 Lafayette residents, $7 nonresidents
Phone:
303-665-0469

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. Reservations required.

Grandmother’s House Boutique

Date:
Nov 06, 2018 to Nov 10, 2018
Schedule:
Tue-Fri, 9:30am-5pm; Sat, 9:30am-4pm
Cost:
$5 admission which is good for all five days. Free age 12 and under
Phone:
303-690-4722

Shop at this artisans’ boutique event, featuring juried artisans and crafters selling one-of-a-kind jewelry, gourmet food gifts, and more.

Bunny Express Train

Date:
Mar 31, 2018 10am - 4pm
Cost:
$15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children and free under age 2. Admission includes unlimited rides on the Steam Engine as well as entertainment throughout the grounds. Tickets available online or at the door.
Phone:
303-279-4591

Hop on the train that features the 1880s vintage passenger coach, and experience what it was like to travel 100 years ago. The Easter Bunny will be handing out candy, and the Depot General Store will have gift ideas for Easter baskets.

Tesoro Cultural Center’s Las Posadas

Date:
Dec 24, 2018 4 - 5:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-839-1671

Listen to live musicians play customary Las Posadas songs, participate in a reenactment of Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem as depicted in the Christian bible, and enjoy complimentary bizcochito cookies with hot cider and Mexican hot chocolate.

Santa Claus at Stanley

Date:
Dec 16, 2018 11am - 1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-990-6743

See Santa and Mrs. Claus make their grand entrance to The Hangar at Stanley, where they’ll be escorted by the Aurora Police Department (APD). Families can enjoy visits with Santa, storytime with Mrs. Claus, and admire the vehicles from APD.

Movie & Milk with Santa

Date:
Dec 09, 2018 8am - 1pm
Cost:
$15, free age 1 and under. $20 per group for Santa photos
Phone:
303-315-9444

Enjoy milk, cookies, holiday activities, museum access, and watch the original Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Visit Santa and take a picture during one of four sessions. There will be a Happy Elf cash bar for ages 21 and up.

Día de los Muertos

Date:
Nov 01, 2018 3pm
Cost:
Included with museum admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Celebrate and learn about the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos with crafts, games, and storytelling. Presented in partnership with the Museum of Boulder. Age 3 and up.

The Nutcracker

Date:
Dec 14, 2018 to Dec 16, 2018
Schedule:
Dec. 14-16, hours vary by date
Cost:
$20-$36
Phone:
303-794-6694

See a production of The Nutcracker featuring two casts of over 150 children, preprofessional dancers, and guest artists.

Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum

Date:
Dec 01, 2018 to Dec 16, 2018
Schedule:
Times vary by date
Cost:
$30-$40
Phone:
303-295-1759

See the dance performance about Granny, who recalls for her grandchildren the dances she has seen and performed throughout her life. These include dances honoring Christ, the African Harvest, the Native American Winter Solstice, Celtic Yule Time, Las Posadas, and Kwanzaa.

Lakewood Lights

Date:
Nov 30, 2018 to Dec 01, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-987-7850

See the Heritage Center lit up in a display of holiday cheer. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, go on a hay wagon ride, make ornaments, and take a photo with Santa.

Memorial Day Ceremony

Date:
May 28, 2018 noon - 1pm
Cost:
Free for veterans, $1 for everyone else
Phone:

Remember those who died serving in the armed forces around the world with a silent ride inspired by Scott Harrison, U.S.M.C. who created a menagerie of whimsical animals, restoring a carousel for others to enjoy.

Denver Philharmonic: Holiday Cheer!

Date:
Dec 21, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018
Schedule:
Dec. 21, 7:30pm; Dec. 22, 2:30pm
Cost:
$25 adult, $17 senior, $12 student, free age 12 and under
Phone:
303-653-2407

Celebrate the holidays with the rhythm of the islands in this holiday concert featuring the steel drum band Pan Nation along with the Colorado Chorale.

Electric Safari 2018

Date:
Dec 07, 2018 to Jan 01, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 7–9, 14–23, and Dec. 25–Jan 1. 4:30pm early entrance for members and their paying guests. 5:30-8:30pm for general admission
Cost:
Free for members; $12.75 online in advance, $14.75 at the door
Phone:
719-633-9925

See more than 85 one-of-a-kind light sculptures and enjoy animal experiences. Santa Claus himself will be taking holiday wishes each night through Dec. 23.

Holiday Play

Date:
Dec 26, 2018 to Dec 28, 2018
Schedule:
Performance is Dec. 28, 1pm
Cost:
Preregistration required for workshop. Fee: $150-$170 per person. Performance is free
Phone:
303-409-2612

Participate in a 3-day acting, singing, and dancing workshop for youth ages 5-15. Children will rehearse a holiday-themed play, then dress in costume and perform for parents.

Ballet Ariel Nutcracker

Date:
Dec 09, 2017 to Dec 23, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-987-7845

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.

Louisville Oktoberfest

Date:
Sep 28, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018
Schedule:
Fri, 4-8pm; Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, 11am-4pm
Cost:
$5 adult, free under age 18
Phone:
303-931-5306

Have a drink and listen to music alongside kids' arts and crafts, foosball tables, a mini soccer field, and enclosed play area.

Joaquine’s Christmas

Date:
Dec 06, 2018 to Dec 23, 2018
Schedule:
Thu-Sat, 7:30p; Sun, 2pm
Cost:
$20 general admission, $17 students and seniors
Phone:
720-375-0115

See the performance, set in 1950’s Pueblo, where all 7-year-old Joaquin wants for Christmas is a new bike but times are tough. A talking dog with a cigar named Angel and a magical abuela make this a very merry Christmas.

Winter Wonderlights

Date:
Nov 16, 2018 to Jan 01, 2019
Cost:
Free
Phone:
970-667-3882

Enjoy a wide display of holiday lights, illuminated African stone sculptures, and 30-minute music and lights shows every night.

Denver Outlaws Fireworks

Date:
Jul 04, 2018 7pm
Cost:
Included with game ticket price
Phone:

Cheer on the Denver outlaws as they battle the Boston Cannons. Stay after the game for world-renowned Zambelli Fireworks paired with visuals on a 220-foot-wide, high-definition screen.

Día del Niño

Date:
Apr 29, 2018 11am - 2pm
Cost:
Included with museum admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Join in the museum's first Día del Niño (Day of the Child) celebration, including special stories, dances, and activities that honor the Mexican origins of the holiday.

Holiday Show & Gift Shop

Date:
Nov 18, 2017 to Dec 26, 2017
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-674-0056

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.

Street of Treats

Date:
Oct 27, 2018 10am - noon
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-766-7859

Attend an indoor event for the whole family, where children and parents can enjoy the fun and festive (not scary) spirit of the Halloween season, with trick-or-treating and fun activities. The first 100 children will get a free trick-or-treat bag with goodies inside.

Homesteader’s Holiday

Date:
Dec 01, 2018 10am - 4pm
Cost:
$4 adults, $2 children and seniors
Phone:
970-350-9220

Enjoy candle dipping and create ornaments. See the Stevens-Reynolds House decorated in traditional holiday style, and shop for unique gifts and other holiday items in Selma’s Store.

Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival

Date:
Apr 08, 2018 1 - 5pm
Schedule:
Rain date: April 15
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-449-3774

Celebrate spring in downtown Boulder with the Tulip Fairy, along with a parade of pint-size fairies and elves around the Pearl Street Mall to "wake up the tulips." Features special activities for kids.

The Christmas Revels: Nordic Lights

Date:
Dec 21, 2018 to Dec 26, 2018
Schedule:
Fri Dec. 21 7pm; Sat Dec. 22 2pm and 7pm; Sun Dec. 23 2pm; Wed Dec. 26 2pm
Cost:
$28 adults, $20 youth
Phone:
303-440-7826

Hear melodies from Scandinavian lands and folk tales of trolls, an enchanted fox, and brave children. A pre-show talk provides background of the script and music.

New Year’s Eve at C Lazy U

Date:
Dec 27, 2018 to Jan 01, 2019
Cost:
Rates vary by cabin. Call to book
Phone:
970-887-3344

Celebrate New Year's Eve with live music by Buckstein, mechanical bull riding, carnival games, and ice hockey. The event is part of an all-inclusive family weekend.

Star Wars Holiday Variety Show

Date:
Dec 07, 2018 7pm
Cost:
$12-$15
Phone:
720-420-0030

Enjoy live performances, trivia, a costume contest, and excerpts from the Star Wars Holiday Special. Go early for the "Darth Santa" photo booth and "Wookie-ookies." Everyone in attendance will receive a souvenir poster. Bring a can of food or a new, unopened toy for the holiday drive. All ages.

July 4th Community Celebration & Fireworks

Date:
Jul 04, 2018 7:30 - 9:30pm
Cost:
Free admission
Phone:

Enjoy complimentary lawn games, music, sweet treats, and more in the Snowmass Base Village. The festive affair coincides with the Snowmass Rodeo and culminates with fireworks over Fanny Hill.

Santa Express Train

Date:
Nov 15, 2018 to Dec 30, 2018
Schedule:
Closed Dec. 25
Cost:
$34-$74
Phone:
888-555-3376

Wear cozy pajamas and take a train ride, while 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.

ELF Jr., The Musical

Date:
Dec 07, 2018 to Dec 09, 2018
Schedule:
Times vary by date
Cost:
$12 adults, $10 kids, free age 2 and under
Phone:
303-476-0222

See the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre present a musical comedy that follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.

Holiday Festival

Date:
Dec 07, 2018 to Dec 09, 2018
Schedule:
Times vary by day
Cost:
$20 and up
Phone:
303-492-8008

Experience a CU tradition in which students and faculty come together for a holiday concert, featuring student choirs, bands, and orchestras. Reservations required.

Pumpkin Carving Workshop

Date:
Oct 17, 2018 6:30 - 8pm
Cost:
$45 for up to two participants; $25 for extra pumpkin
Phone:
303-987-7845

Create a superb carved pumpkin under the guidance of a master pumpkin carver. All materials provided: Each registration receives one pumpkin, a pattern, and a mini-kit of Barry's favorite carving tools. Registration required.

Doll’s Tea Party

Date:
Dec 02, 2018
Schedule:
11am and 2pm
Cost:
$45 child under age 12, $65 adult
Phone:

Bring your favorite doll and enjoy a classic tea party with tea, tea sandwiches, hot cocoa and treats. Watch a ballet performance by the Arvada Dance Center, meet the ballerinas, and take photos with them after the show.

Longmont Oktoberfest

Date:
Oct 05, 2018 to Oct 06, 2018
Schedule:
Fri, 5-10pm; Sat, noon-9pm
Cost:
$15 adult, $5 ages 5-12, free under age 5
Phone:

Celebrate German traditions at a family-friendly event, featuring live music from local performers, a variety of Longmont’s craft brewers, and food for purchase. Reservations required.

Earth Day: The Natural Alphabet of the Earth

Date:
Apr 22, 2018 10am - noon
Cost:
$15, $18 for non-Highlands Ranch residents
Phone:
303-791-2710

Explore the wisdom and playfulness of nature and celebrate Earth Day. In this two-hour family friendly program, take a gentle 3-mile walk along the Highline Canal with camera in tow. Registration is required one week in advance at highlandsranch.org/signmeup.

Family Sail Nights

Date:
Jun 12, 2018 to Aug 21, 2018
Schedule:
June 12 and 26, July 10, Aug. 7 and 21, 4:30-7:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-441-3461

Take a sailboat ride with your family and learn more about Community Sailing of Colorado. For all levels; no sailing experience required. Reservations required. Age 5 and up.

9NEWS Parade of Lights

Date:
Nov 30, 2018 to Dec 01, 2018
Schedule:
Nov. 30, 8pm; Dec. 1, 6pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
800-233-6837

Witness this annual holiday event complete with floats, marching bands, and a visit from Santa.

The Rink at Belmar

Date:
Jan 01, 2018 to Jan 28, 2018
Schedule:
Jan 1 – 7 Open Daily: Sun – Thu 11am – 9pm, Fri & Sat 11am – 10pm. Jan 11 – 28 Open Thurs - Sat: Thurs 4 pm – 9 pm, Fri 4 pm – 10 pm, Sat 11 am – 10 pm, Sun 11 am – 9 pm
Cost:
$9.50 adult, $7.50 12 and under, 2 and under/seniors 65 and up, free.
Phone:
303-742-1525

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

The Lorax

Date:
Jul 24, 2018 10am
Cost:
$2
Phone:
303-651-8374

Cool off in the Stewart Auditorium while watching The Lorax. Movie ticket is good for $1 off the hands-on treehouses exhibit. Reservations suggested.

Denver Jingle Bell Run

Date:
Dec 09, 2018
Schedule:
Registration starts at 8am, the run starts at 10am
Cost:
$40 untimed 5K, $45 timed 5K. Price goes up $5 on race day. Donations are encouraged in addition to registration fees; all proceeds go to the Arthritis Foundation
Phone:
720-913-0664

Get decked out and be festive while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability, arthritis. Wear a favorite holiday costume and tie jingle bells to shoelaces.

The Nutcracker Experience

Date:
Dec 10, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Cost:
Free. Register by phone or online.
Phone:
303-791-7323

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

Annual Holiday Pottery Sale

Date:
Nov 30, 2018 to Dec 01, 2018
Schedule:
Fri Nov. 30, 9am-7pm; Sat Dec. 1, 8am-5pm
Cost:
Entry is free
Phone:
303-409-2612

Find beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts. Handmade pottery will be on display and available for purchase.

Skating with Santa

Date:
Dec 08, 2018 1 - 3pm
Cost:
$8.50 age 4 and up, $3.50 age 3 and under. $2.50 skate rental
Phone:
303-627-5000

Take a spin around the pond with jolly St. Nick. Join Santa at the Southlands ice rink for an afternoon of fun on the ice with Santa himself.

YouthBiz Marketplace

Date:
Dec 09, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-321-2265

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.

Carriage Parade Day

Date:
Dec 08, 2018 12:30 - 3:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-7323

Enjoy festive carolers, hot chocolate, and a variety of holiday crafts, activities, and games. Registration required.

Santa’s North Pole Adventure

Date:
Nov 17, 2018 to Jan 03, 2019
Cost:
$19.95-$48.95 adult, $19.95-$33.95 child
Phone:
888-456-6777

Hop on the Georgetown Loop Railroad and join Santa and his helpers aboard a decorated train throughout the holiday season. Call for reservations.

The Barefoot Movement Holiday Show

Date:
Dec 05, 2018 7pm
Cost:
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Phone:
720-887-2371

Enjoy a holiday concert including acoustic renditions of everything from Chuck Berry's "Run Run Rudolph" to Perry Como's "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas" to "Oh Holy Night,” paired with stories and Christmas memories from the band.

Longmont Lights

Date:
Dec 07, 2018 to Dec 08, 2018
Schedule:
Dec. 7-8. Fri, 5-8pm; Sat, 10am-9pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-776-6050

Enjoy sparkling lights, and special activities including live reindeer, an ice show, skating, Santa Claus, hot cocoa, and fireworks.

A Colorado Christmas

Date:
Dec 14, 2018 to Dec 16, 2018
Schedule:
Start times vary by date
Cost:
$15 and up
Phone:
303-623-7876

Hear the sounds of the holidays in this annual Christmas spectacular showcasing the Colorado Symphony’s annual collaboration with the Colorado Children’s Chorale and the Colorado Symphony Chorus.

Longmont Museum Holiday Festival

Date:
Dec 15, 2018 to Dec 16, 2018
Schedule:
Dec. 15-16. Sat, 7pm concert only; Sun, 3pm Santa reception and 4pm concert
Cost:
$20 general admission, $15 students/seniors, $12 museum members
Phone:
303-651-8374

Join in for songs of the season and holiday cheer from a variety of musicians and performers in the region. Featuring excerpts from Longmont’s Centennial State Ballet Nutcracker. Special Santa reception with cookies and hot chocolate before the Dec. 16 matinee concert. Cash bar.

Holiday Pottery Sale

Date:
Nov 30, 2018
Schedule:
Nov. 30, 9am-7pm Dec. 1, 8am-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-409-2612

Find beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts at Foothills Park & Recreation District’s Annual Holiday Pottery Sale.

Sugar Skull Making Day

Date:
Oct 28, 2018 1 - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-651-8374

Drop in and learn to make sugar skulls, that will be used to help decorate during the Family Celebration on Nov. 3. Children welcome with adult assistance.

Roaming Bunny

Date:
Mar 24, 2018 to Mar 31, 2018
Schedule:
March 24, 11am-2pm; March 25, noon-3pm; March 31, 11am-2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-742-1520

Snap a photo with the Easter Bunny as he roams around the shopping center.

Winter Gift Market

Date:
Nov 15, 2018 to Nov 17, 2018
Cost:
Free admission to the market and the gardens
Phone:
720-865-3500

Start your holiday shopping with handcrafted holiday items, bath and body products, and pottery.

Santa Visits

Date:
Dec 09, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-791-0430

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

Farolito Lighting & Pinecone Ceremony

Date:
Nov 25, 2018 4 - 6pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-839-1671

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 bizcochito cookies will be served.

Belmar YouthBiz Marketplace

Date:
Dec 08, 2018 10am - 2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-321-2265

Find gifts directly from more than 50 young entrepreneurs. All products are handmade and personally sold by the owners and include jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home-baked goodies, and artwork.

Wassail Days

Date:
Nov 30, 2018 to Dec 09, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:
800-424-1554

Celebrate winter and the holiday season with wassail, a warm Old English apple cider. Local businesses will offer free samples of their own recipes. Guests receive a commemorative mug after trying 12 samples and stamping their "12 Sips of Wassail" card.

Boulder County Fair

Date:
Aug 03, 2018 to Aug 12, 2018
Cost:
Free admission; additional cost for some activities
Phone:
720-864-6460

Enjoy carnival rides, livestock shows, and concerts, throughout the day and evening. See website for complete schedule of events.

A Hudson Christmas

Date:
Nov 23, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Cost:
$10.50 adult, $9 for members/military, $8 ages 4-12, free age 3 and under
Phone:
303-797-8565

See a dazzling display of Christmas lights, enjoy hot cocoa, and meet Santa.

The Lego Movie

Date:
Jul 17, 2018 10am
Cost:
$2
Phone:
303-651-8374

Cool off in the Stewart Auditorium and watch The Lego Movie. Ticket price is good for $1 off the hands-on treehouses exhibit. Reservations suggested.

Noon Year’s Eve

Date:
Dec 31, 2018 9am - 4pm
Cost:
$16 ages 2-59, $14 age 1 and seniors, free under age 1. Members receive half off
Phone:
303-433-7444

Experience the sights, sounds, and excitement of Times Square, all before bedtime. The celebration is filled with ball drops and countdowns on the hour, rainbow confetti, and bubble wrap “fireworks.”

Art Night Out

Date:
May 11, 2018 to Sep 14, 2018
Schedule:
Second Fri of the month, 5-9pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-665-5588

Enjoy live music, artist booths, and additional events scheduled by Lafayette businesses. Children’s activities from 5-7pm; Bands play at Festival Plaza from 6:30-9pm.

A Kantorei Christmas

Date:
Dec 13, 2018 7:30pm
Cost:
$28-$42
Phone:
720-509-1000

Hear holiday favorites performed by a choir capable of singing a broad range of a cappella choral music. The concert is geared toward families with elementary, middle, and high school-age children.

DIA Ice Skating Rink

Date:
Nov 23, 2018 to Jan 06, 2019
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-342-2000

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

Winterfest

Date:
Nov 10, 2018 9am - 4pm
Cost:
$2, free for children
Phone:
303-674-0056

Shop from quality fine art and unique crafts. All proceeds benefit Center for the Arts Evergreen, a nonprofit arts organization.

Making Merry 2017

Date:
Dec 16, 2017 1:30 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-444-7328

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.

$3 Swim Admission

Date:
Jul 04, 2018
Schedule:
Hours vary by pool location
Cost:
$3 per person
Phone:
303-409-2333

Swim for only $3 per person during open swim hours on July 4th. Children 5 and under must be accompanied in the water by an adult (age 18 or older) and be within arm’s reach at all times.

Olde Golden Christmas

Date:
Dec 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-279-3113

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

The Nutcracker Ballet

Date:
Dec 07, 2018 to Dec 09, 2018
Schedule:
Hours vary by date
Cost:
$16; $60 for a Family 4-Pack
Phone:
720-262-3850

Let the Aurora Symphony and Aurora Dance Arts transport you to a magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing candy canes. Follow Clara as she embarks on her journey filled with playful characters, beautiful costumes, and colorful scenery.

New Year’s Eve Extreme Rodeo Challenge

Date:
Dec 31, 2018 to Jan 01, 2019
Cost:
$12 and up for the rodeo. $50 and up for the New Year's Bash
Phone:
970-619-4100

Ring in the new year with rodeo favorites including bareback riding, bullfighting, and mutton busting. The event is followed by a New Year's Bash at The Ranch. Watch the countdown and enjoy live entertainment.

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Date:
Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
11am and 2pm
Cost:
$28.99 adult buffet, $19.99 kid buffet (ages 3-10)
Phone:
303-561-4450

Participate in fun kids activities including: kid’s beach ball and balloon drop, a sparkling cider toast, contests and giveaways for the kids, photos with Sharkey, and animal interactions. Price includes free admission to the aquarium exhibits. Call 303-561-4450 to reserve a spot.

Saturdays with Santa and Winter Holiday Market

Date:
Dec 01, 2018 to Dec 15, 2018
Schedule:
Dec. 1, 8, and 15, noon-3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-898-3380

Enjoy a meet-and-greet with Santa (first come, first served), live holiday entertainment, and hot cocoa. Every child that visits with Santa receives a sugar cookie from Rheinlander Bakery.

Frozen

Date:
Jul 31, 2018 10am
Cost:
$2
Phone:
303-651-8374

Cool off in the Stewart Auditorium while watching the movie Frozen. Movie ticket is good for $1 off the hands-on treehouses exhibit. Reservations suggested.

Moonlight Madness

Date:
Nov 23, 2018 to Nov 24, 2018
Schedule:
Nov. 23, 8pm; Nov. 24, 9pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-688-4495

Enjoy live entertainment and photo booths while shopping on Black Friday.

The Nutcracker Ballet Tea

Date:
Dec 08, 2018 1 - 4pm
Cost:
$35 adults, $30 children. If purchased with tickets to the Nutcracker performance, the cost is $30 for adults, $25 for children
Phone:

Attend this special holiday event, hosted by the International Youth Ballet. Visit the Land of Sweets for tea treats, make a craft, and learn a dance from the Sugarplum Fairy. RSVP to internationalyouthballetco@gmail.com.

Christmas Vacation Movie and Martini

Date:
Dec 02, 2018 to Dec 16, 2018
Schedule:
Dec. 2, 9, and 16, 5:30-9pm
Cost:
$35 designated driver, $45 general admission
Phone:
303-315-9444

See Chevy Chase and company in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Don that festive sweater or dress up like Cousin Eddie and join this adults-only roller-coaster of a Christmas ride. Admission includes cocktails, wine, or beer, a Griswald Christmas dinner prepared by the in-house culinary team, and gourmet movie popcorn. Age 21 and up.

TubaChristmas

Date:
Dec 16, 2018 12:30pm
Schedule:
Registration starts at 9am
Cost:
Free to attend. Participant registration fee is $10
Phone:
720-865-4220

Hear the annual performance of favorite holiday tunes played by more than 300 tuba players from all over the region.

Fall Fest

Date:
Sep 14, 2018 to Sep 16, 2018
Schedule:
Fri, 5-10pm; Sat, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-449-3774

Attend a three-day autumn festival featuring live music, food, local micro-brews, wine and margaritas, children's activities, and more than 100 artisans presented by Firefly Handmade Markets.

Yuletide Tea

Date:
Dec 01, 2018 to Dec 16, 2018
Schedule:
Dates and times vary
Cost:
$30
Phone:
303-832-4092

Learn about the Unsinkable Margaret Brown's love for Christmas. Tour the holiday decorations and enjoy delicious yuletide-themed treats. Age 6 and up.

Miner’s Blast

Date:
Oct 06, 2018 11am - 5pm
Cost:
$10 per child for all activities, free under age 3 and adults
Phone:
303-828-3440

Sling the flying gourd, visit the children’s archery range, enjoy a hayride, and explore trucks. Visitors receive a complimentary pumpkin.

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