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Denver Events

Find Denver-area activities for kids in our event calendar!  

New feature: You may now add your own family-friendly event to our calendar below for free! Please no fundraisers, camps, or ongoing events (longer than a week).  Only two listings per organization per month. Events must be geared to families or will not be approved. 

Nov
18
Sat
Winter Wonderlights @ Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra
Nov 18 2017 – Jan 7 2018 all-day

Winter Wonderlights will take place from November 18, 2017 through January 7, 2018 at the Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra, just east of the Promenade Shops retail center at U.S. Highway 34 and Interstate 25.

Each night, visitors and locals will revel in holiday string lights, twinkling bulbs, LED mappable snowflakes, illuminated African stone sculptures, the only 20’ LED mappable Christmas Tree in the state and 30-minute music and light shows. In addition to nightly lighting attractions, special weekend programming at the winter event from 5-9 PM Saturdays and 5-7 PM Sundays includes: Colorado’s largest inflatable igloo, weekend food and retail vendors, and exceptional performances sprinkled throughout the event calendar. Highlighted performers and groups include:

The Kutandara, a Zimbabwean Marimba dance troupe
Spinphony, a cutting edge classical pop fusion group consisting of four virtuosic string players and a DJ
Holiday-themed dances from A Dance Place
Chappelow Orchestra and Jazz Band
Golden Girls Baton Academy
Mountain View High School Choir
The event is free and open to the public. However, canned food donations will be accepted and will benefit the Larimer Food Bank.

Dec
8
Fri
Electric Safari @ Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Dec 8 2017 – Jan 1 2018 all-day

‘Tis the season for lights, animals and holiday spirit at America’s only mountain zoo. Take in nearly one million sparkling lights illuminating the crisp winter night, warm up at one of the fires throughout the Zoo, then stop in and see Santa (through Dec. 23).

Story Time with Mrs. Claus @ Outlets at Castle Rock
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm

Friday December 8th and December 15th, 2 PM
Join Mrs. Claus in the Food Court for fun holiday stories and munch on cookies and milk.

Dec
14
Thu
Third Annual Anheuser-Busch Fort Collins Brewery Lights @ Anheuser-Busch Fort Collins Brewery and Tour Center
Dec 14 – Dec 17 all-day

Come for the lights. Stay for the incredible display of holiday spirit at the scenic Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Tour Center in Fort Collins.

Every Thursday through Sunday* from Nov. 16 to Dec. 30**, witness the beauty of the Third Annual Brewery Lights where guests 21+ will receive a wristband good for four 6 oz. beer samples. During the family-friendly event, be dazzled by the Digital Light Show, find your way through the Holiday Tree Maze, explore the newly expanded Family Zone and warm up by the fire while roasting s’mores available for purchase on-site.

*Brewery Lights will also be open on Tuesday, Dec. 26 and Wednesday, Dec. 27.
**Anheuser-Busch Fort Collins Brewery and Tour Center is closed for the following days: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Third Annual Anheuser-Busch Fort Collins Brewery Lights @ Anheuser-Busch Fort Collins Brewery and Tour Center
Dec 14 @ 5:00 am – Dec 17 @ 9:00 pm

Come for the lights. Stay for the incredible display of holiday spirit at the scenic Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Tour Center in Fort Collins.

Every Thursday through Sunday* from Nov. 16 to Dec. 30**, witness the beauty of the Third Annual Brewery Lights where guests 21+ will receive a wristband good for four 6 oz. beer samples. During the family-friendly event, be dazzled by the Digital Light Show, find your way through the Holiday Tree Maze, explore the newly expanded Family Zone and warm up by the fire while roasting s’mores available for purchase on-site.

*Brewery Lights will also be open on Tuesday, Dec. 26 and Wednesday, Dec. 27.
**Anheuser-Busch Fort Collins Brewery and Tour Center is closed for the following days: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Dec
15
Fri
Caroling Night with Santa @ Park Meadows Retail Resort
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s Caroling Night at the North Pole!
Hear all of your favorite holiday classic songs performed live by carolers! Get in the festive spirit and enjoy the wonderful sounds of Christmas carolers while taking a photo with Santa.

Dec
26
Tue
Third Annual Anheuser-Busch Fort Collins Brewery Lights @ Anheuser-Busch Fort Collins Brewery and Tour Center
Dec 26 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 30 @ 5:00 pm

Come for the lights. Stay for the incredible display of holiday spirit at the scenic Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Tour Center in Fort Collins.

Every Thursday through Sunday* from Nov. 16 to Dec. 30**, witness the beauty of the Third Annual Brewery Lights where guests 21+ will receive a wristband good for four 6 oz. beer samples. During the family-friendly event, be dazzled by the Digital Light Show, find your way through the Holiday Tree Maze, explore the newly expanded Family Zone and warm up by the fire while roasting s’mores available for purchase on-site.

*Brewery Lights will also be open on Tuesday, Dec. 26 and Wednesday, Dec. 27.
**Anheuser-Busch Fort Collins Brewery and Tour Center is closed for the following days: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Dec
31
Sun
Al Goodwin @ Comedy Works South
Dec 31 @ 4:30 pm

Allan Goodwin (aka “Badgerine”) connects with his audiences–getting them to appreciate the lighter side of their own lives relating his own life experiences. He was a first place satellite winner in the World Series of Comedy, interviewed on The Billy Bush Show, and has been seen in several PBS commercials. He was featured on the national TV show Laughs on Fox and represented the East Coast in the HBO’s Lucky 21 Contest. *Join Al for an All Ages Family Show at 4:30pm.*

New Year’s Eve with Dan Cummins @ Comedy Works South at the Landmark
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm

Comedy Works proudly features headliner Dan Cummins for three special New Year’s Eve shows. Start the night off with a 5pm ALL AGES show (*Rated PG-13). Join us at 7:30pm for a show and drinks. Or at 10pm for a NYE Extravaganza including a champagne toast and party favors! Dan Cummins’ unusual observations and unique autobiographical stand-up have earned him spots on The Tonight Show, a Comedy Central specials, and his own weekly podcast Timesuck. *Ages 18 & under must be with a legal guardian

New Year’s Eve with Steve ‘Mudflap’ McGrew @ Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm

Ring in the New Year with laughter! Start the night off with a 6pm ALL AGES show (*Rated PG-13). Join us at 8pm for a show and drinks. Or at 10pm for a NYE Extravaganza including a champagne toast and party favors! Comedy Works proudly features Steve ‘Mudflap’ McGrew for these special New Year’s Eve shows. Mudflap (the hellbent southern gent) can be heard on 24/7 Comedy and on Sirius XM radio, as well as hosting his wildly popular podcasts. *Ages 18 & under must be with a parent/legal guardian

Jan
7
Sun
Jeff & Paige @ Rayback Collective
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy an indoor, hour-long, science and nature-focused kids’ concert at Boulder’s hippest hub for food, community and music. Expect live, original, nature-inspired music for kids, educational/hilarious skits, quick costume changes and tons of audience participation. Show appropriate for kids ages 3-8.

There will be hot cocoa and coffee from Carabiner, pints, mules, sangria and a mystery am cocktail all available for purchase. Stick around after the show for lunch at any of the 3 food trucks onsite! Food can be brought inside 🙂

Doors at 9:45am, kids’ show from 10-11am. $10/human, under 2 free! (all ticketing fees and taxes included)

No need to print your pre-sale ticket purchase, just give your name at the door.

This is a monthly event for kids and families – Dec. 10th, Jan. 7th, Feb. 11th, March 11th.

Jan
20
Sat
Family Fun Days | STEAM Fest @ CU South Denver
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

How does nature solve different survival challenges? We’ll look to plants and animals for inspiration for how to blend together science, technology, engineering, art and math to create exciting sustainable solutions to different challenges.