Month: December 2021

Map of Holiday Light Displays in Denver’s Neighborhoods

Denver has some fantastic light displays in neighborhoods all over the city.  From drive-through displays to sparkling, here’s where you’ll find the best holiday lights in Denver: Build Your Route Denver Holiday Guide Guide to the Holidays: 30+ Light Displays & Family Events Ultimate guide to outdoor skating in Colorado  30 places to go sledding in Colorado. Colorado Holiday Gift Guide with 50+ ideas Denver’s best holiday markets and craft fairs  7 Best Christmas tree farms in Denver DRESS IT UP! Do you want to light up your activities even more? This 6-pack holiday Christmas LED light-up bulb necklace is the perfect accessory or get a laugh with these 5 piece Christmas hats and headbands that include Santa Pants, an elf and more.  Di...

Ralph the service dog at Children’s Hospital retires after cancer diagnosis

To thousands of children facing difficult journeys at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Ralph MD was a buddy you could count on to make you feel better. And now, he is fighting his own battle.

Denver Deals: Christmas in Color discount, Butterfly Pavilion, Contests & More!

Giving Tuesday is this week. On December 7 – when you donate to a Colorado charity First Bank matches. Meaning that your chosen charity gets EVEN MORE! So if you are of a mind to do your giving this month, you might consider this week so your money goes further. There are a lot of great charities that could really benefit from the extra boost. One of my favorites? The Douglas County Libraries!  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!), ticket...

Wreaths Across America: $15 sponsors a wreath for a veteran

December 18, 2021, is National Wreaths Across America Day, the perfect opportunity to not only serve our veterans but to serve as a family. Each December, their mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. For just $15, you can sponsor a wreath that will be placed on the grave of our Veterans. One of Denver’s participating cemeteries is the Olinger Highland Mortuary and Cemetery in Thornton. Go here for the full list, to sponsor a wreath or volunteer in the wreath-laying ceremony on Wreaths Day.  This Year’s Theme Each year, a new theme is chosen to help volunteers and supporters focus their messaging and...

Denver’s Giving Machines are back: An easy way to pay it forward for the holidays!

Doesn’t the world need a lot of love right now? And goats? And pigs?  Where will Denver’s Giving Machine Be Located? Denver’s Giving Machine’s initiative is “Light the World with Love” and these vending machines are doing just that by providing service with a twist — rather than producing a product following a purchase, the vending-type machines allow an individual to make charitable donations. The vending machines will be available on November 30, 2021, at Writer Square.  What Can I Buy at Denver’s Giving Machine? Each machine features “items” available through global and local charities, including food, clean water, health-care services, shelter, bedding, skills training and educational supplies. The initiative’s ever-popular agri...

New Year’s Eve in Denver: Fireworks, Lights & Family Fun

Ring in 2021 with family fun in Denver with these New Year’s Eve events. Fireworks, skate parties, a replica of Times Square for Kids and so much more!  NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS IN DENVER WHEN: Dec. 31, 2021; 9 p.m. and midnight​ WHERE: 16th Street Mall  The sky will once again sparkle over downtown at the close of 2021 with the New Year’s Eve Fireworks. The two spectacular fireworks shows will occur at 9 p.m. and midnight. For the best viewpoints, stand along the 16th Street Mall. The identical fireworks shows will be synched to a music playlist from live DJs along the mall. Each show will run for about eight minutes and can be viewed from anywhere along the mall. The DJs will play tunes from 8 p.m. to midnight. FAMILY-FRIENDLY NEW YEAR’S EV...

Contest: Win tickets to Camp Christmas

Leave your worries behind and immerse yourself in Camp Christmas’ biggest holiday experience ever! Journey through artist Lonnie Hanzon’s fantastical wonderland of lights, dazzling decorations, music, and memorabilia as you explore mesmerizing yuletide scenes spread across a six-acre landscape.    Sip seasonal cocktails and craft hot cocoa as you discover jolly jokes at our 23 pun trees, collect virtual Merry Badges, and enjoy our free Audio Tour. Snag the perfect holiday photo (or ten!) as you immerse yourself in extraordinary holiday installations, located within and around authentic historic buildings from Denver’s past. Most importantly, Camp Christmas is an opportunity to rediscover (and reimagine!) the holiday spirit and connect with people you love. Camp Christmas De...

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