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Denver Deal: Parade of Lights, Breckenridge Holiday Events, Free Days and more!

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With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday all behind us, I am almost ready for the holidays to be over – so I can hit the after-Christmas sales.  OK, I’m joking there a little bit, but it does seem that this special time of year we are supposed to spend time with friends and family – yet, it flies by so quickly – that we don’t really savor the time that we do have.  So this week, if you can squeeze in some family time with some fun events it is a great way to spend some time with loved ones.


Breckenridge celebrates Lighting of Breckenridge on Dec. 4. with cocoa, cookies, German -style market, carolers and Santa. The Holiday Market continues Dec. 4-5 and 11-12, with roasted chestnuts, hot spiced cider, mulled wine, visits with Santa and unique shopping opportunities along Breckenridge’s Main Street.  Dec. 16-19 the 3rd annual Winter Dew Tour puts pro snowsports athletes on display including town concerts and plenty of nightlife activities.  Specials include Nov. 29 – Dec. 19, 2010, groups of four can book a 2-bedroom condo for four nights at just $70 per person, per night, including all lodging and 3-day lift tickets for all. Other lodging packages are available for Thanksgiving and from Dec. 24 – Jan 2. Visit or call 877.593.5260.

Plus, don’t forget to use our Breeze Rental Ski link for 25% off just for Mile High Mamas readers (and our friends).  (

Parade of Lights

Downtown Denver will be aglow in lights this weekend. (The City and County Building is already lit up for the holidays so when you’re downtown enjoy that too!) for the Parade of Lights Friday (8 p.m.)  and Saturday (6 p.m.).  The parade is FREE.   (The hot chocolate and Starbucks aren’t free). 

Avalanche Tickets from Key Bank

How about 2 FREE Avalanche Tickets and a FREE SIGNED Jersey?  Until Dec 15th, Key Bank is offering its new customers two tickets and a signed Jersey.  Consumers do have to do a few things to qualify, like open an account, the Jersey comes 90 days after qualifying but you get the tickets the day you sign up. It’s the perfect way to get a great stocking stuffer for somebody at no cost, with a signed jersey just in time for Father’s Day.  Two AWESOME gifts for no money … How’s That For A Deal?

South Suburban Ice Skating 

Skating rinks have popped up at area retailers (Southlands, Highlands Ranch Town Center etc.)  There do remain some deals at the skating rinks that are here and open all year long!  South Suburban’s Family Sports Center boasts Blades for a Buck (on the first Friday of each month – admission, skate rental and concession item only $1 each) and $2 Tuesdays (The 2nd Tuesday of the month – admission, skate rental, concession combo, ride, and Avalanche Grill special only $2 each). 

Free Days

There are a lot of free days this week:

December 3–Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
December 4–Denver Art Museum
December 5–Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
December 5–Boulder History Museum
December 6–Denver Museum of Nature and Science
December 7–Free Target Tuesday at Children’s Museum of Denver (4-8 p.m.)

Email me if you know of any great Denver deals!

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Author: Gretchen

Gretchen loves to be outdoors! She is addicted to coupons and finding the best deals or entering sweepstakes (one day she will win something really great!)

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