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I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with friends and family…then found a deal or two over the Black Friday weekend. There are still several weeks of great family-ing (yeah, that’s a word) with great things to do around town. The annual Parade of Lights is only one day this year, this coming Saturday as it winds its way around downtown (Boulder has their own Lights parade the same night if you live closer to that). Or you can go to Golden’s Candlelight Walk, Zoolights, Blossoms of Light at the Botanic Gardens, Luminova at Elitch’s (we have a contest to win!), Camp Christmas in Lakewood, Blossoms of Light at Chatfield Botanic Gardens, or drive through the Christmas in Color (we have a coupon code for you to use). So much to do!

Holiday Gift Guide. With all the talk of shipping delays, there is no better time than to shop local. Don’t miss our annual Colorado holiday gift guide with 50+ unique ideas–from wellness getaways to foodie finds to art lovers.  

Contests. Mile High Mamas is giving away a birthday party at the incredible new Airhouse Adventure Park (a $300 value!), tickets to Luminova Holidays at Elitch Gardens and Blossoms of Light or Trail of Lights

Holidays in Denver. Don’t miss our Guide to the Holidays 2021: Denver’s Best Light Displays & Family Fun, The ultimate guide to outdoor skating in Colorado,  Denver’s best holiday markets and craft fairs, the 7 Best Christmas tree farms in Denver and Places to see Santa in Denver.

Christmas in Color. The days of driving around the neighborhood hoping that you would wander into a neighborhood that has a lot of lights are gone. Now you can do the best drive through in town! Christmas in Color has TWO locations in the Denver area – Bandimere as well as WaterWorld where you can be guaranteed to see lots of great lights from the warmth of your own car! Plus, we have a special readers discount – use discount code MileHighMamas15 when you check out for your timed ticket.  

 Golden Candlelight Walk. Light up your holidays with the Olde Golden Christmas candlelight walk on December 3. As the crowd makes its way down Washington Avenue, passing each block, more candles and the holiday lights are lit. The final destination is Parfet Park where the grand tree lighting happens! Join in with candles and carols starting at 6:30 p.m.

Meow Wolf. If all your friends have posted pictures from Meow Wolf and you haven’t gone…you’re not alone. Meow Wolf is an interactive permanent art exhibit in 3D allowing you to be immersed in th experience. But, now if you are a Colorado Resident you can score $10 off the regular rates ($45 for adults; $40 for Military and kids 5-13; Kids 4 and under are free).

 Garbanzo’s Grand Opening. I like a grand opening party where there are deals for everyone. Garbanzo’s Mediterranean Grill is opening another location – in Lakewood (14740 W Colfax). The first 50 people will get a free handheld. But after those first 50 – for the rest of the day you can still get a great deal, a handheld for just $5 (normally $8).

 Sam’s Club. If you’ve ever wanted a Sam’s Club membership. Now is the time! The current deal is a membership for just $19.99 and you also get a $10 Sam’s Club gift card (to be used on another visit), a rotisserie chicken and gourmet cupcakes!

 Baking Tool. If it is now baking time at your house, you may consider getting the Wilton Stainless Steel Cookie Scoop which is on Amazon right now for just $3.97! The three-tier cooling rack is just $13.99. And psst, when you make those cookies feel free to drop some off for me! Do you buy your pets presents like we do? The Disney toys for pets are buy one get one free at

LoDo Gives Back. I love that this time of year there are all kinds of ways to help our community – four of LoDo’s locations are helping you do that. Starting at 11 a.m. at each location on Sunday, December 5 join the holiday activities and help the community.  

·         Market Station. Basecamp at Market Station is partnering with Big City Mountaineers to raise funds toward access to outdoors for underrepresented youth. While you’re there get professional portraits in ski-themed photo booth, listen to live jazz/soul, get a free hot chai (from Milk Tea People) or hot chocolate or coffee (from Goodhard Coffee), food and games!

·         Denver Union Station. Supporting Children’s Hospital restaurants and shops will be donating 5% of all sales. Get free family photos with Santa.

·         Dairy Block. They will be collecting donations of baby lotion, formula, food, nail clippers and thermometers for WeeCycle, which matches baby gear to families focused on alleviating poverty, homelessness, domestic violence and teen pregnancy. They will host Apres Ski Holiday Market along Blake sTree with live music and holiday bars in the Alley.

·         McGregor Square. Bring books or cash donations for the DPS (Denver Public Schools) Foundation. Visit with Santa or shop at the Rockin’ Around McGregor Square Holiday Market.

Gift Card Bonus Offers. Maybe you already have a gift card in mind for someone you are shopping for. There are often some great bonus offers you can take advantage of. Most of these cards are on restaurants. And read the redemption rules when you purchase each.

·         Taco Bell. Buy a $25 gift card in store and get a free combo meal at time of purchase.

·         Applebee’s. Buy $50 gift cards receive a $10 bonus card.

·         Auntie Anne’s. Buy $25 in gift cards get a free $5 eReward (in app)

·         BJ’s Restaurant. Get a $25 bonus card and 20% off VIP card when you purchase $100 eGift Cards. Or get $10 bonus card when you buy a $50 gift card.

·         Bonefish Grill. Get an eBonus card via email when you buy $50 or more in gift cards in one transaction.

·         Brio Italian Grille. Get $10 eReward card with purchase of $50 gift cards.

·         Carrabba’s. Buy $50 in gift cards get $10 reward.

·         The Children’s Place and Gymboree. By on online gift card of $50, $75, or $100 get gift coupon for $10, $15 or $20 respectively.

·         Chili’s. Buy $50 in gift cards get an eBonus card worth $10.

·         Cinemark (movies). Buy $25 get a bonus $5 coupon for concessions.

·         Duluth Trading. Buy $50 in eGift Cards get $10 bonus card.

·         DSW. Buy a $50 or $100 gift card get a bonus $10 or $25 respectively.

·         Firehouse Subs. Purchase $25 or more get a promo code for a free sub through the app.

·         Flower Child. Buy $50 in gift cards get a $10 eGift card.

·         Landry’s. Buy $50 gift cards get $10 reward; buy $100 gift cards get $20 reward; buy $250 gift cards get a $50 reward card.

·         Old Chicago. Buy $50 in gift cards get a $10 bonus ecard.

·         Outback Steakhouse. Get a $10 off coupon.

·         Pappadeaux. Buy a $50 gift card get a $10 eBonus card.

·         Red Lobster. Buy $50 gift card get a $10 off purchase of two adult dinner entrees.

·         Red Robin. Buy a $25 gift card get a $5 bonus or $50 in gift cards equals $10 bonus.

·         Schlotzsky’s. Buy $25 in gift cards get a $5 eReward code.

·         Torchy’s Tacos. Buy $25 in gift cards get $5.

·         True Food Kitchen. Purcahse $10 gift cards get $20 bonus card.

Bath and Body Works Candle Day. Do you love the candles at Bath and Body Works? This will be your time to come and snatch up the best of the best at the cheapest rate. It is like Black Friday at Bath and Body works with some stores opening as early as 5 a.m. on December 3,4,& 5. (go early the first day to get the best selection). Candles will go for ½ their retail and they will allow you to stack coupons on top of the sale (there are several $10 off $40 coupons out there).  Just make sure you bring your muscles because a few candles can be really heavy!

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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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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