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Santa Express Train

Date:
Nov 14, 2019 to Dec 30, 2019
Schedule:
Closed Dec. 25. Daily departures: 9:15am, 12:30pm, 4:30pm, 6pm, and 7:30pm. 9:15am departures offer Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus with the price of breakfast included in the price of the ticket
Cost:
$39 and up
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.

A Very Electric Christmas

Date:
Nov 21, 2019
Schedule:
10am, noon, and 6:30pm
Cost:
$15
Phone:
303-805-6800

Watch dancers and glow-in-the-dark puppets perform a story of family, friendship, and hope, set to timeless holiday hits. Lightwire Theatre was a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent and won top honors on TRU TV’s Fake Off.

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.

Holiday BrassFest

Date:
Dec 14, 2019 10am
Schedule:
Registration 10am; rehearsal 10:30am, free public concert at noon
Cost:
Free to listen, small fee for music book
Phone:
303-832-4676

Join other brass plays and perform holiday music at this annual community event. Music books and tips will be provided.

Santa’s Workshop

Date:
Dec 07, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 7, 14, and 21, noon-4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-360-4733

Take a family photo with Santa in a photo booth, plus enjoy live entertainment by elves and carolers.

Inside the Orchestra’s Christmas Tiny Tots Concerts

Date:
Dec 14, 2019
Schedule:
9:30am and 10:45am
Cost:
$12.50 age 1 and up
Phone:
303-355-7855

Interact with the music and learn about the instruments in the process during an up-close-and-personal performance. During this performance, kids and families can enjoy holiday favorites and sing-along classics featuring the orchestra and special guest performers. In addition to the concert, explore a Winter Wonderland with musical holiday crafts and activities.

Day of the Dead Celebration

Date:
Nov 02, 2019 2 - 11pm
Cost:
Free for Family Fiesta and Gigantes Procession. $15 GA for Catrina Ball
Phone:
303-651-8374

Be part of an event that makes multiple stops starting in Downtown Longmont and ending at the Dickens Opera House. Enjoy a Family Fiesta with music, food, and arts and crafts, followed by a Gigantes Procession of giant puppets and the Catrina Ball, for drinks, food, and an exhibition of alters. Reservations are required for…

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.

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.

Santa Storytime & Brunch

Date:
Dec 20, 2019
Schedule:
9am and 11am
Cost:
$12 per person
Phone:
303-651-8374

Have brunch with Santa and hear a story. Bring holiday wish lists and be ready to take a picture of the kids with Santa. Age 1-12 with an adult.

Zoo Lights

Date:
Nov 29, 2019 to Dec 30, 2019
Cost:
$14-$20 adults, $12-$17 age 65 and up, $9-$15 ages 3-11
Phone:
720-337-1400

Enjoy all-new experiences this year including an animated musical holiday tree, motion-activated mistletoe, plus animal encounters. Tickets will be on sale in advance, online, by choosing a specific date and time.

Golden Candlelight Walk

Date:
Dec 06, 2019 6:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-279-2282

Parade down Washington Avenue, carrying a candle and singing carols. Enjoy hot cider and roasted chestnuts along the way. At the end, the Mayor will flip the switch to illuminate thousands of lights along Clear Creek, followed by a fireworks display in front of Lookout Mountain.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Santa’s North Pole Adventure

Date:
Nov 16, 2019 to Dec 24, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 16-Dec. 24, hours vary
Cost:
Prices vary depending on day, age level, and which train car is chosen or available
Phone:
888-456-6777

Take a train ride with Santa and his helpers as they pass out presents and treats to children. Ride on decorated, enclosed, and heated coaches.

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.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Date:
Nov 23, 2019 to Nov 24, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 23, 7pm; Nov. 24, 2pm
Cost:
$30 and up
Phone:
303-893-4100

Take in a different version of the beloved holiday tale that follows the same storyline but uses innovative digital graffiti and visuals to transform the story from 19th Century Germany to contemporary New York City.

Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge

Date:
Nov 30, 2019 to Jan 05, 2020
Schedule:
Nov. 30-Jan. 5
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.

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.

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.

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.

Seussical Jr.

Date:
Dec 13, 2019 to Dec 15, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 13 and 14, 6:30pm; Dec. 15, 2pm
Cost:
$6-$10
Phone:
303-805-6800

Be transported to the wild world of Dr. Seuss, seeing Cat in the Hat, Whos, and Horton the Elephant, and the Grinch in this production by Joyful Light Christian Youth Theater.

The Holiday Show

Date:
Dec 07, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 7, 3pm and 7pm; Santa Reception at 2pm
Cost:
$20 general admission, $15 students/seniors, $12 members
Phone:
303-651-8374

Get into the spirit of the season with holiday performances by the Longmont All Star Jazz Band, the Rocky Mountain Ringers, and other local groups. A special Santa reception with cookies and hot cocoa will precede the matinee performance.

Holiday Inn

Date:
Nov 29, 2019 to Jan 19, 2020
Schedule:
Nov. 29-Jan. 19, hours vary
Cost:
$30 and up
Phone:
970-744-3747

Watch Irving Berlin's classic story about a couple who turns a farmhouse into an inn with performances to celebrate every holiday.

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.

Menorah Making Hanukkah Party

Date:
Dec 22, 2019 10am - noon
Cost:
Free for adults, $5 suggested donation for children
Phone:
303-399-2660

Get ready for the first night of Hanukkah by making your own Menorah. Join in a scavenger hunt around the JCC to collect different materials to create your masterpiece. Get in a few rounds of Dreidel and win some gelt.

The Rink at Belmar

Date:
Nov 21, 2019 to Jan 26, 2020
Schedule:
Nov. 21-Jan 26, 2020. Days of the week and hours vary by date range. Visit website for details
Cost:
$9.50 adults, $7.50 age 12 and under, $5 military, free age 2 and under and age 65 and up. Skate rental included. $5 to skate without rental
Phone:
303-742-1520

Please note, the opening date has changed from Nov. 14 to November 21. The date changed after our magazine went to print. Combine skating on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor ice rink with opportunities to shop and dine at Belmar Plaza. Santa will be available for pictures Nov. 30-Dec. 23. One-hour skate limit per admission.

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.

Holiday Movie Night

Date:
Dec 13, 2019 7:30 - 9:30pm
Cost:
$30 adults, $25 seniors, $5 students and children
Phone:
303-781-1892

Enjoy the music from favorite holiday films, performed by The Arapahoe Philharmonic to include The Polar Express, A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Hanukkah Overture.

Victorian Holiday Celebration

Date:
Dec 26, 2019 to Jan 05, 2020
Schedule:
Dec. 26-Jan. 5, 2020
Cost:
$20.50 and up
Phone:
888-456-6777

Harken back to another time with a Victorian-themed celebration that includes Ebineezer Scrooge, wassailing, caroling, and goodie bags.

Family Holiday Clay

Date:
Nov 05, 2019 to Nov 12, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 5 and 12, 4:30-6pm
Cost:
$18 in-district, $25 non-district
Phone:
303-409-2312

Attend a seasonal class that provides families a chance to make decorations and gifts together. All supplies are included. Age 5 and up. Registration required.

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.

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.

The Nutcracker Circus

Date:
Dec 20, 2019 to Dec 22, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 20-22, hours vary
Cost:
$38.50 adults, $34.65 age 12 and under
Phone:
303-871-6200

See a different kind of Nutcracker from MOTH Poetic Circus that combines acrobats, jugglers, and aerialists. A portion of the proceeds benefits Adam's Camp.

Mayor’s Holiday Lighting

Date:
Nov 29, 2019 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.

The Gentle Nutcracker

Date:
Dec 07, 2019 1 - 2pm
Schedule:
There will be an Instrument Demonstration in the lobby at 12:15pm
Cost:
$10
Phone:
303-772-5796

Attend an abridged, sensory-friendly version of the Nutcracker Ballet, performed by The Longmont Symphony Orchestra and the Boulder Ballet for individuals with special needs and their families.

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.

Santa’s Village

Date:
Nov 29, 2019 to Dec 22, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 29-Dec. 15. Fri-Sun, 4:30-8:30pm. Nightly Dec. 16-22, 4:30-8:30pm
Cost:
$15-$20 adult, free age two and under, $60 for a 4-Pack
Phone:
720-865-3500

Stroll through colorful light displays, go inside a life-size snow globe, Meet Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the reindeer, play in an elf house, hop on a hay ride, and watch a short movie in Santa's Cinema.

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.

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.

Winter Wonderlights

Date:
Nov 15, 2019 to Jan 01, 2020
Schedule:
Nov. 15-Jan. 1, 2020. LIVE! Weekend Celebrations run Nov. 15-16, Nov. 29-30, and Dec. 13-14
Cost:
Free
Phone:
970-962-9990

Enjoy a wide display including moving lights, illuminated African stone sculptures, and 30-minute music and lights shows every night. There will be three larger weekend celebrations, which will feature live entertainment, activities, Colorado's largest inflatable igloo, and giveaways. Donations of canned food and unwrapped toys are requested.

Lights of December Parade

Date:
Dec 07, 2019 6 - 7pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-449-3774

Enjoy floats created and decorated by local businesses, churches, schools, and civic groups. The grand finale includes an appearance by Santa.

Making Merry

Date:
Dec 14, 2019 1:30pm
Cost:
$15-$28
Phone:
303-494-0523

Attend the Stories on Stage production of holiday tales including "O'Brien's First Christmas" by Jeanette Winterson and "The Chanuka Glutton" by Tova Mirvis. With no props or costumes, audience members can let their imaginations fill in the details, as they listen to storytellers. Milk and cookies will follow the show. Age 8 and up.

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.

Home for the Holidays

Date:
Dec 18, 2019 to Dec 22, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 18-22, hours vary
Cost:
$36 and up
Phone:
720-509-1000

Attend a family-friendly holiday production with dancers, singers, drummers, holiday songs, and an appearance by Santa. Age 6 and up.

Holiday Cheer

Date:
Dec 20, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 20, 7:30pm; Dec. 21, 3pm
Cost:
$25 adults, $17 seniors, $12 students, free age 12 and under
Phone:
303-839-5500

See a showcase of selections from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s popular wintertime ballet, The Nutcracker. Cherry Creek Dance performs along with the Arvada Chorale and Denver Philharmonic Orchestra.

Scare in the Air

Date:
Oct 01, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019
Schedule:
Hours vary by day
Cost:
$15.99 and up for daily passes
Phone:
303-536-1951

Celebrate Halloween all month with nightly costume contests, a haunted ropes course, and scavenger hunts.

Sensory-Friendly Home for the Holidays

Date:
Dec 22, 2019 7pm
Cost:
$15-$25
Phone:
720-509-1000

Attend a variety show with singers, drummers, holiday songs, and an appearance by Santa. This performance is for families and individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, autism, sensory processing disorder, or other conditions. Age 6 and up.

Santa’s Lighted Forest

Date:
Nov 16, 2019 to Dec 24, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 16-Dec. 24, hours vary
Cost:
$21.50 and up
Phone:
888-456-6777

Visit with Santa and ride the rails through the forest above Georgetown, lighted with more than 160,000 lights in the forest, synchronized to holiday music.

A Colorado Christmas

Date:
Dec 13, 2019 to Dec 15, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 13, 7:30pm; Dec. 14, 2:30 and 6pm; Dec. 15, 1pm
Cost:
$10 and up
Phone:
303-623-7876

Hear seasonal favorites, including ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, narrated by Denver vocalist Devin DeSantis. Enjoy traditional Christmas carols, winter tunes, and new arrangements performed by the Colorado Children's Chorale. Join in a sing-along, and see Mr. and Mrs. Claus too.

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.

Santa Visits

Date:
Dec 14, 2019 9am - 1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-0430

Visit with Santa Claus in his little red house and share holiday wishes. Bring your own camera to take photos.

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.

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.

Santa’s North Pole Adventure

Date:
Nov 16, 2019 to Dec 24, 2019
Cost:
Prices vary depending on date, age, and train car
Phone:
888-456-6777

Hop on the Georgetown Loop Railroad and join Santa and his helpers aboard a decorated train throughout the holiday season. Rides last 50-60 minutes. Call for reservations.

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.

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.

Brunch with Father Christmas

Date:
Dec 14, 2019 10am - noon
Schedule:
Cost:
$18-$25 adults, $20 seniors and military with ID, $15 ages 3-17, free age 2 and under
Phone:
720-865-0800

Enjoy a delicious, catered brunch buffet, ride on a tractor-pulled Holiday Wagon with complimentary hot cocoa or hot cider, go on a yule log hunt, make a holiday craft, and take a guided tour through the historic Four Mile House. Reservations required.

Ballet Melange: The Nutcracker

Date:
Nov 15, 2019 to Nov 17, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 15, 11am (senior and school matinee) and 7pm; Nov. 16, 2pm and 7pm; Nov. 17, 2pm
Cost:
$30 adult, $20 senior, $15 child
Phone:
303-987-7845

Attend a full length ballet performed in collaboration with Classical Ballet Academy. See the classic story that starts with the Stahlbaum’s Christmas eve celebration and travels to the Land of Sweets. The production features costumes from Russia and Ukraine and original projection designs.

A Very Cherry Christmas

Date:
Dec 07, 2019 to Dec 08, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 7, 7:30pm; Dec. 8, 2:30pm
Cost:
$14-$26
Phone:
720-509-1000

See the Lone Tree Symphony perform holiday music with the Cherry Creek Chorale, including Handel's Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah, Ocho Kandelikas, and Jingle Bells.

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.

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.

Inside the Orchestra’s Christmas Tiny Tots Concerts

Date:
Dec 21, 2019
Schedule:
9:30am and 10:45am
Cost:
$12.50 age 1 and up
Phone:
303-355-7855

Interact with the music and learn about the instruments in the process during an up-close-and-personal performance. During this performance, kids and families can enjoy holiday favorites and sing-along classics featuring the orchestra and special guest performers. In addition to the concert, explore a Winter Wonderland with musical holiday crafts and activities.

Kids Valentines DIY Gift-Making

Date:
Feb 09, 2019 1:30 - 3pm
Cost:
$25
Phone:
303-263-7275

Create gifts for Valentine's Day. Each child will make three wrapped gifts to take home. Parents are welcome to stay if they would like or feel free to drop off your child. Snacks will be available. Age 5 and up. Limited to 10 kids.

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.

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.

Lakewood Lights

Date:
Dec 06, 2019 to Dec 07, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 6-7
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-987-7850

Take a stroll among the light displays, go on a wagon ride, listen to festive live music, and warm up with roasted chestnuts and hot chocolate. Spin the dreidel to get coin-shaped chocolate gelt. Snap a photo with Santa Claus or craft an ornament.

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Date:
Dec 03, 2019 to Dec 08, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 3-7, 7pm; Dec. 7, 3pm matinee; Dec. 8, 10am and 2pm matinees
Cost:
$35 and up
Phone:
303-893-4100

See Max the Dog narrate as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday-loving Whos. Sets and costumes are inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations. Age 5 and up.

Independence Eve

Date:
Jul 03, 2019 4 - 9:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-861-4633

Celebrate a little early with live music, a light show, and fireworks. Bring a picnic or purchase from the available concessions. Hear a concert by Chris Daniels and The Kings and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

U-Pick-Em Pumpkins

Date:
Oct 05, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019
Schedule:
Oct. 5-31. Sun-Thu, 9am-6:30pm; Fri and Sat, 9am-10pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-465-9565

Pick your own pumpkin from the fields, pet the animals, explore four corn mazes of different length and difficulty, and visit the family fun area. Cost for pumpkins and certain attractions (cash or check only).

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.

Christmas in Color

Date:
Nov 22, 2019 to Jan 04, 2020
Schedule:
Tickets are sole in 30 minute increments. Mon-Thu, 5:30-10pm; Fri-Sun, 5:30-10:30pm. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Cost:
$27 per vehicle
Phone:
303-427-7873

Load up the car and drive through acres of more than 1.5 million lights, synchronized to holiday music coming through your radio. See giant candy canes, arched pathways, and snowmen. Admission price is per vehicle, not how many people are in the car.

4th of July at Waneka Lake

Date:
Jul 04, 2019 4:30 - 10pm
Cost:
Free to attend, fees for food/drinks and some activities
Phone:
303-666-9555

Enjoy music from Chris Daniels and the Kings, along with food and a beer, cider, and wine garden. Kids activities include bungee trampoline, bounce house, and free face painting.

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.

Electric Moonlight

Date:
Dec 11, 2019 5:30 - 8:30pm
Cost:
$65.75 in advance, $70.75 at the gate (if not sold out)
Phone:
719-633-9925

Celebrate winter during an adults-only evening that includes samplings of food, beer, wine and spirits, musicians, fire pits, and more than 85 light sculptures. Age 21 and up.

Breakfast with Santa

Date:
Dec 07, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 7 and 14, 9-11am
Cost:
$45 adult nonmembers, $35 adult members, $25 ages 3-12. Tickets include Zoo admission
Phone:
720-337-1400

Get up close and personal with Santa during a private breakfast buffet that includes eggs, potatoes, bacon, and waffles. Receive complimentary professional photos with Santa plus a special gift for each child. Holiday-themed videos will run throughout breakfast. Drawings will be held for prizes including Zoo Lights tickets. After breakfast, head out to visit the…

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.

The Browns’ Happiest Christmas

Date:
Dec 07, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 7, 11, 14, and 21, hours vary
Cost:
$22 adults, $18 children ages newborn-18
Phone:
303-832-4092

Attend a Victorian Christmas Party, seeing Margaret Brown's home decked out in all its Victorian finery. Learn about the traditions of holiday cards, stockings, and Christmas tree lights. Enjoy Victorian games, holiday crafts, and treats. Suggested for age 6 and up. The event takes place on all four floors of the museum via the stars.

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.

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.

WOW!’s New Year’s Eve Parties

Date:
Dec 31, 2019
Schedule:
10am-noon and 1-3pm
Cost:
$7-$11 child, $6 adults
Phone:
303-604-2424

Ring in the new year before bedtime with two times to party. Enjoy noisemaker crafts, face painting, live entertainment, refreshments, and playtime leading up to a grand countdown celebration.

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.

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.

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Date:
Dec 31, 2019
Schedule:
11am and 2pm
Cost:
$30.99 adults, $22.99 children ages 3–11. Includes exhibit admission
Phone:
303-561-4450

Ring in the new year at two different times with a buffet meal, beach ball and balloon drop, contests, giveaways, animal appearances, and a sparkling cider toast. Reservations required at 303-561-4450.

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.

Colorado Conservatory of Dance: The Nutcracker

Date:
Dec 14, 2019 to Dec 22, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 14-22. Dec. 14, 1pm and 6:30pm; Dec. 15, 1pm; Dec. 21, 1pm and 6:30pm; Dec. 22, 1pm
Cost:
$20 and up
Phone:
303-466-5685

See a production that includes professional guest artists from around the world. Following the performance, children are invited onstage to learn choreography from the production and to meet the dancers from the show.

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.

Día de los Muertos

Date:
Nov 02, 2019 9am - 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission, free age 15 and under. All shuttle riders receive one free Gardens admission pass
Phone:
720-865-3500

Celebrate with screenings of Disney’s Pixar film Coco, community altars of remembrance, face painting, Mexican folk dancing, and kids' crafts. Shop original, Colorado-made Día de los Muertos art pieces, and see live animal interactions from the Denver Zoo. A free shuttle will run continuously from East High School.

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.

Nutcracker Ballet

Date:
Dec 20, 2019 to Dec 22, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 20, 7-8:30pm; Dec. 21, 2-3:30pm and 7-8:30pm; Dec. 22, 1-2:30pm
Cost:
$22-$40
Phone:
303-772-1335

See the Centennial State Ballet perform the classic story of Clara and her dreams that come true at Christmas time.

Holiday Brass

Date:
Dec 22, 2019 1pm
Cost:
$10 and up
Phone:
303-623-7876

Enjoy holiday favorites performed during an all-brass night. Hear music from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Hollywood's most popular Christmas movies.

Christmas in Color

Date:
Nov 15, 2019 to Jan 04, 2020
Schedule:
Time slots are sold for 30 minute increments. Mon-Thu, 5:30-10pm; Fri-Sun, 5:30-10:30pm. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Cost:
$27 per vehicle
Phone:
303-697-6001

Load up the car and drive through acres of more than 1.5 million lights, synchronized to holiday music coming through your radio. See giant candy canes, arched pathways, and snowmen. Admission price is per vehicle, not how many people are in the car.

Skate with Santa

Date:
Dec 21, 2019 Noon - 1:30pm
Cost:
$5.50 to skate, $2.50 to rent skates
Phone:
970-350-9402

Enjoy holiday music, special treats, and a free group skating lesson with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Ballet Ariel: The Nutcracker

Date:
Dec 14, 2019 to Dec 23, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 14-15, 21-23, 2pm; Dec. 20-21, 7pm
Cost:
$38 adult, $35 student/senior, $30 child
Phone:
303-987-7845

See the ballet performed to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score in which Clara and the Nutcracker Prince defeat the Mouse King and travel to the Land of the Sweets to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.

The Oxford Hotel Dolls’ Tea

Date:
Dec 08, 2019
Schedule:
Tea seatings from 11am-12:30pm and 2-3:30pm.
Cost:
$65 age 13 and up, $45 and up for kids age 12 and under plus taxes and fees
Phone:
303-628-5400

Attend a 50 year tradition, a classic tea party featuring tea, tea sandwiches, hot cocoa, and treats. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite doll along. See a whimsical ballet performance by the Arvada Dance Center, then meet the ballerinas and take photos with them after the show.

A Broadway Christmas Carol

Date:
Dec 05, 2019 to Dec 08, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 5-8, hours vary by date
Cost:
$24
Phone:
303-492-7355

See a twist on the classic Charles Dickens tale that has Scrooge singing show tunes, dancing, and behaving like a real ham.

The Nutcracker Tea

Date:
Nov 24, 2019 11am - 1pm
Schedule:
Tea served at 11:15am
Cost:
$32 and up
Phone:
303-466-5685

Enjoy a holiday tradition from the Colorado Conservatory of Dance, with a Victorian tea service, treats, storytelling, and entertainment from The Nutcracker. Guests will have the chance to sit with Clara, the Snow Queen, the Sugar Plum Fairy, Mirliton, or Dew Drop Fairy. Reservations required by Nov. 8.

Holiday Food & Gift Festival

Date:
Nov 15, 2019 to Nov 17, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 15 and 16, 10am-7pm; Nov. 17, 10am-5pm
Cost:
Visit website for details and for discount coupon link
Phone:
303-297-1166

Shop for art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, woodcraft, music, photography, toys, and Christmas décor. Explore the gourmet food area and visit with Santa Claus each day.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Date:
Nov 22, 2019 to Jan 04, 2020
Schedule:
Nov. 22-Jan. 4, hours vary
Cost:
$29 and up
Phone:
720-452-6900

See the debut of this in-the-round theatrical experience that includes aerialists, singers, and dancers. Performed on stage and in the air, see toy soldiers, snowmen, penguins, reindeer, gingerbread, Santa, and holiday characters.

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.

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.

DIA Ice Skating Rink

Date:
Nov 22, 2019 to Jan 20, 2020
Schedule:
Nov. 22-Jan 20, 2020
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. Enjoy hot chocolate and cider, plus activities and entertainment on Friday afternoons. Free skate rental.

Longmont Lights

Date:
Dec 13, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 13-14, hours vary
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-651-8406

See millions of sparkling lights during this annual event that features a parade, Santa's workshop, ice skating, train rides, and entertainment.

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Date:
Dec 06, 2019 to Dec 08, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 6, 7pm; Dec. 8, 2:30pm
Cost:
Free but a $25 donation is suggested
Phone:
970-593-0085

Watch a one-act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti that traces the story of a young boy and his mother who offer shelter to the three Magi on their way to Bethlehem.

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.

Mother’s Day Open Hours

Date:
May 12, 2019 11am - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-0177

Show mom the thanks and recognition for all she does year-round. Visit any time during open hours to explore the house on a self-guided tour, or pack a picnic and enjoy lunch on the front lawn.

A Hudson Christmas

Date:
Nov 29, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 29-30; Dec. 1, 6-8, 13-24, 26-31, 5-9pm. Last entry at 8:30pm
Cost:
$10.50 adults, $8 ages 4-12, free age 3 and under
Phone:
303-797-8565

Follow the paths along woodsy terrain to see a winter wonderland where brightly lit trees reflect off bodies of water. Share your wish list with Santa Claus through Dec. 23, take photos on Santa’s sleigh, and warm up in yuletide yurts.

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.

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.

Colorado Country Christmas Show

Date:
Nov 08, 2019 to Nov 10, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 8, 10am-7pm; Nov. 9, 10am-7pm; Nov. 10, 10am-5pm
Cost:
$10 age 14 and up, free age 13 and under. Ticket good for all three days
Phone:
800-521-7469

Shop for original art and crafts, sculpture, ceramics, and antiques at the largest holiday gift show in the state. Get pictures with Santa, Hammond's Candy Land, and running model trains.

Handel’s Messiah: Awakening

Date:
Dec 20, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 20-21, 7:30pm
Cost:
$10 and up
Phone:
303-623-7876

Experience a new take on the classic masterpiece. The Colorado Symphony Chorus will be divided between a chamber chorus and a larger chorus, and a narrator will present Handel and librettist Charles Jennens' masterpiece.

Boulder Fall Fest

Date:
Sep 13, 2019 to Sep 15, 2019
Schedule:
Fri, 5-10pm; Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun, 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.

Winter Fest

Date:
Dec 14, 2019 10am - 2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:

See Cherry Creek North transformed into a winter wonderland with live ice carving, temporary fire pits, face painting, complimentary refreshments, and giveaways. Businesses throughout the area will host activities such as ornament decorating and entertainment. Visit with Santa at VIP Real Estate Co. at 2630 E. 3rd Ave during the festival.

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.

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.

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.

Memorial Day Ceremony

Date:
May 27, 2019 Noon
Cost:
Free for veterans
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.

Downtown Denver Rink

Date:
Nov 26, 2019 to Feb 16, 2020
Schedule:
Nov. 26-Feb. 16, 2020
Cost:
Free to skate. Rent skates for $9 adults, $7 age 12 and under
Phone:
303-534-6161

Skate in the heart of the city at the base of the Daniels & Fisher Tower in downtown Denver. Every Sun, 9-10am, join staff for free skate lessons for all ages and levels.

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.

ICE! Featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Date:
Nov 22, 2019 to Jan 05, 2020
Schedule:
Nov. 22-Jan. 5, hours vary
Cost:
$24.99 and up adults, $13.99 and up children
Phone:
720-452-6900

Walk through a chilly attraction that depicts favorite scenes from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer carved from more than two million pounds of colorful ice.

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.

Naughty or Nice Escape Room

Date:
Nov 22, 2019 to Jan 05, 2020
Schedule:
Nov. 22-Jan. 5, hours vary
Cost:
$15.99
Phone:
720-452-6900

Work together in a family-friendly escape room to solve festive puzzles and piece together Christmassy clues to erase your names from Santa's naughty list after Jack Frost added you to the top of the list.

Denver’s Grand Illumination

Date:
Nov 29, 2019 4 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-592-6712

See a performance of classic holiday hits, visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, and hear Christmas carolers. The highlight of the evening is the lighting of the outdoor, 40-foot tall tree featuring more than 7,000 holiday lights.

Bunny Express Train

Date:
Apr 20, 2019 10am - 4:30pm
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.

Electric Safari

Date:
Dec 06, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 6-Jan. 1, 2020, 4:30pm early entrance for members, 5:30-8:30pm for general public with last admission at 7:30pm
Cost:
Free for members, $0.75-$14.75 nonmembers
Phone:
719-633-9925

See more than 85 one-of-a-kind light sculptures, take a picture with Santa, and visit the animals in the zoo.

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.

Holiday Celebration

Date:
Dec 07, 2019 10am - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-0430

Celebrate the holidays with games, school choir performances, storytelling, horse-drawn hay rides, and visits with Santa Claus.

Freezie Fest

Date:
Dec 14, 2019 11am - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-449-3774

Head to a snowman-themed extravaganza including train rides, free face-painting, carolers, crafts, and other activities. Age 12 and under.

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.

The Story of the Nutcracker

Date:
Nov 30, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Schedule:
Sat, 11am and 1pm
Cost:
$12
Phone:
303-935-3044

See the original version of the story, in which young Marie and her Nutcracker Prince go on adventures. Kids get to meet, and take pictures with, the costumed cast before and after the production. Kids are also invited up on stage during certain scenes to be part of the action. Music from The Nutcracker Suite…

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.

Prairie Wagon Rides with Santa

Date:
Dec 14, 2019 to Dec 15, 2019
Schedule:
Wagon ride times: 10:30am, 11:45am, 1pm, and 2:15pm
Cost:
$10 per person
Phone:
303-326-8380

Get in the mood for the holidays with a wagon ride next to Santa. Enjoy crafts and snacks, and discover Aurora's true nature on the prairie. Registration required for time slots. Age 2 and up.

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.

$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.

A Christmas Carol

Date:
Nov 08, 2019 to Dec 04, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 8-Dec. 4 Wed, 2:30; Fri, 6pm; Sat-Sun, 2:30pm
Cost:
$25 adult, $22 senior, $19 child
Phone:
719-465-2492

Watch an original adaptation of the classic story brought to life through 20 handmade Simpich marionettes. Age 6 and up.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Colorado Country Christmas Show

Date:
Nov 01, 2019 to Nov 03, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 1, 10am-8pm; Nov. 2, 9am-8pm; Nov. 3, 10am-5pm
Cost:
$15.50 age 14 and up, free age 13 and under. Ticket is good for all three days
Phone:
800-521-7469

Shop for original art and crafts, sculpture, ceramics, and antiques at the largest holiday gift show in the state. Get pictures with Santa, Hammond's Candy Land, and running model trains.

Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival

Date:
Sep 21, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019
Schedule:
Sept. 21-Oct. 31, 10am-6pm
Cost:
Free on weekdays. $5 Sat-Sun, free age 5 and under and seniors. Additional cost for some activities
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.

Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum

Date:
Dec 07, 2019 to Dec 22, 2019
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.

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.

Camp Christmas

Date:
Nov 21, 2019 to Jan 05, 2020
Schedule:
Nov. 21-Jan. 5. Sun, Tue-Thu, 10am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-10pm with some exceptions
Cost:
$8 and up
Phone:
303-893-4100

Get into the holiday spirit with an indoor, immersive installation with displays of decorations that combine yuletide traditions of the past and present in a 10,000-square-foot wonderland. Take pictures with Santa on Saturdays.

Making Merry

Date:
Dec 15, 2019 1:30pm
Cost:
$15-$28
Phone:
303-494-0523

Attend the Stories on Stage production of holiday tales including "O'Brien's First Christmas" by Jeanette Winterson and "The Chanuka Glutton" by Tova Mirvis. With no props or costumes, audience members can let their imaginations fill in the details, as they listen to storytellers. Milk and cookies will follow the show. Age 8 and up.

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.

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.

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.

World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt

Date:
Apr 21, 2019 8 - 11am
Cost:
Free. Extra charge for breakfast and skiing
Phone:

Hunt for 65,000 eggs over 2,500 acres. There are different hunts for kids of all ages, from 3 and under in Copper’s Center Village to adults in an on-mountain hunt for 12 golden eggs.

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.

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.

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.

Frisco Wassail Days

Date:
Nov 30, 2019 to Dec 08, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 30-Dec. 8
Cost:
Most activities are free except Soup Cup Classic: $30 adults, $15 age 12 and under
Phone:
970-668-9132

Stroll through downtown Frisco, stopping in at local businesses to sample their secret versions of wassail (a hot spiced cider). Guests can vote for their favorite, filling up their "12 Sips of Wassail" card, and receive a commemorative mug when the cards are completed. Other activities include Breakfast with Santa, the Soup Cup Classic with…

New Year Fiksi Show: Dedi Morozi Do Exist

Date:
Dec 23, 2019 6:30pm
Cost:
$43-$68
Phone:
303-805-6800

Watch a newly-created and licensed children’s play based on the TV show Fiksi, for a Russian New Year’s celebration. The production is performed entirely in Russian, with an easy-to-follow and entertaining format. There will be musical games for the audience to sing along to.

Breakfast with Santa

Date:
Dec 14, 2019 to Dec 24, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 14-15 and 21-24. Seating begins at 8:30am
Cost:
$19.99 adults, $13.00 ages 3-11. Includes half price exhibit admission
Phone:
303-561-4450

Join Sharkey and Santa Claus for a holiday breakfast buffet. Visit exhibits at a discounted rate. Reservations required at 303-561-4450.

Santa at Denver Union Station

Date:
Dec 01, 2019 to Dec 22, 2019
Schedule:
Sun, Dec. 1-22, 9am-2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-592-6712

Visit with Santa and take a picture with the family plus see the 40-foot Christmas Tree outside in the plaza featuring more than 7,000 holiday lights.

Winter Gift Market

Date:
Nov 21, 2019 to Nov 23, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 21, 4-8pm; Nov. 22-23, 9am-6pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-3500

Shop unique handcrafted holiday items including bath and body products, pottery, jewelry, clothing, antiques, and food including the Gardens Guild's popular herbal vinegars and seasonings. Members receive a 10 percent discount on purchases. Includes free admission to the gardens.

Pumpkin Carnival

Date:
Oct 05, 2019 to Oct 27, 2019
Schedule:
Sat and Sun through Oct. 27, 9am-6pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-684-0087

Enjoy kids carnival rides, a hay maze, petting zoo, and a paint-a-pumpkin activity. Rides are geared to children ages 3-7. Activity prices range from $1-$10.

Inside the Orchestra’s Christmas Tiny Tots Concerts

Date:
Dec 07, 2019
Schedule:
9:30am and 11am
Cost:
$12.50 age 1 and up
Phone:

Interact with the music and learn about the instruments in the process during an up-close-and-personal performance. During this performance, kids and families can enjoy holiday favorites and sing-along classics featuring the orchestra and special guest performers. In addition to the concert, explore a Winter Wonderland with musical holiday crafts and activities.

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.

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.

Ornament Painting Party

Date:
Dec 06, 2019 4 - 7pm
Cost:
$7 per ornament
Phone:

Get ready for the holidays with 10 different ornament shapes and sample designs to draw inspiration from. Paint as many ornaments as you want and pay for them at the end of the evening. The ornaments will get fired at Ready, Paint Fire in Breckenridge. Pick up your ornament for free in Breckenridge, or pay…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

Blossoms of Light

Date:
Nov 29, 2019 to Jan 03, 2020
Schedule:
Nov. 29-Jan. 3
Cost:
$14-$21
Phone:
720-865-3500

See the gardens transformed with holiday lights, including a new 360-degree immersive light experience. Dinner, holiday treats, warm drinks, a souvenir reusable mug, and HoloSpex glasses are available for purchase.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Home Alone in Concert

Date:
Nov 29, 2019 7:30pm
Cost:
$15 and up
Phone:
303-623-7876

Enjoy composer John Williams’ score performed live as the film is screened. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who’s accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves.

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