Fun events this week include Lights of December Parade, Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas and the Oxford Hotel Dolls’ Tea! See our event calendar for more information.
Also, don’t miss Family Travel: 40+ Holiday Vacation Ideas in Colorado and Denver guide to the holidays: Santa Arrivals & Christmas events!
Fetch Holiday Markets at Denver Sports Castle
Nov 30 – Dec 15
‘Tis the Season to be Shopping.at the Fetch Holiday Markets! Remember The Denver Flea? What about last year’s Union Station Holiday Market? Both us! We’re still here — just rebranded and ready for another unforgettable holiday season at The Denver Sports Castle.
The Nutcracker at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Nov 30 – Dec 29
Audiences simply can’t get enough of Colorado Ballet’s acclaimed production of The Nutcracker. Returning for its 59th season, this beloved holiday favorite sells out every year. Experience this whimsical trip to the sugar plum kingdom where magical dances come alive. Secure your seats early for this holiday tradition as most performances fill up prior to opening night.
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at The Buell Theatre
Dec 3 – Dec 7
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical returns to Denver to steal Christmas after a blockbuster debut in 2014. More than 2.5 million theatre-goers across America have been delighted by this heart-warming holiday musical, featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated TV special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday loving Whos.
The Polar Express at Colorado Railroad Museum
Dec 4 – 8
The story of The Polar Express is being theatrically re-created so you and your family can be immersed in the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children’s tale. Prepare to be surrounded by the magic and wonder of the holiday season!
A Very Vintage Holiday Show at Denver Arts & Venues
Dec 5 – 21
This delightful show is a tribute to Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters, during the nostalgic White Christmas era. A Very Vintage Holiday blends upbeat vocal harmonies and engaging showmanship with a little bit of comedy and plenty of nostalgic holiday tunes to provide festive entertainment for all ages. Featuring The Denver Dolls and special guests, this show will warm any Colorado heart on even the coldest winter day!
Disney on Ice: Mickey’s Search Party at Pepsi Center
Dec 5 – 8
Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts! Make memories with your whole family during Aladdin, Toy Story and The Little Mermaid as the search party becomes an all-out magical celebration on the ice, in the air, and all around! *Note: Costumes not permitted for guests 14 years & older.
A Broadway Christmas Carol at CU Presents, University Theatre
Dec 5 – 8
What the Dickens happened to Scrooge? He sings (show tunes), he dances (time steps and classic Fosse), he turns into a ham (and we’re not talking spiral-cut). In an event that’s perfect for both the young and young at heart, Charles Dickens’ famous festive tale is whipped into a holidaze confection, peppered with hilarious parodies of dozens of your favorite Broadway songs.
SKEA Sample Sale at SKEA Limited
Dec 5 – 7
Join us at our warehouse in Golden for our semi-annual sample sale and knock out some Holiday shopping! Our three-day sample sale will have tons of ski and outerwear styles, both brand new and vintage! Shop parkas, jackets, ski pants, sweaters, vests, accessories, and more! Limited availability of kids and men’s ski pants and parkas.
Free Day at Museo de las Americas
Dec 6, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe, Museo de las Americas is the premier Latin American art museum in the Rocky Mountain region. Museo de las Americas is dedicated to educate our community through collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the diverse arts and cultures of the Americas from ancient to contemporary, through innovative exhibitions and programs.
Holiday Fair & Artisan Market at The Denver Waldorf School
Dec 6 – 7
Ring in a heart-warming holiday season at our 45th annual Holiday Fair at The Denver Waldorf School- join us during two days of festivities and shopping! On Friday, December 6, come enjoy our UnWined Artisan Market and Toy & Book Sale, an adults-only evening with live music, beer & wine, and shopping among more than 50 hand-selected artisans featuring unique, holistic, hand-made treasures and food.
A Candlelight Christmas at First United Methodist Church
Dec 6 – 7
Join the Larimer Chorale and guest artists in a unique surround-sound presentation of holiday pageantry and wonder, featuring season music for accompanied and unaccompanied voices and the Chorale’s signature candle-lighting vignette.
Englewood Holiday Express at Englewood Farm and Train at Belleview Park
Dec 6 – 7
Join us for the third annual Englewood Holiday Express event this winter. The Englewood Farm and Train will be transformed into the North Pole with festive lights and decorations to create the essential Winter Wonderland experience. Visit Santa in his workshop and drop off your wish list, but only if you’ve been nice this year! Then sit down by our open fire, enjoy a hot drink, and roast some s’mores. Be sure to enjoy unlimited train rides and the beautiful lights all evening.
Christmas Lights of Denver at History Colorado Center
Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come enjoy the history and beauty of Denver’s holiday lights with History Colorado! It’s all aboard a comfortable, heated bus as we drive through some of the Denver area’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Your host will delight and entertain you with stories of Denver’s holiday lore. We design a new route for this annual event every year, so join us for some unexpected lighting surprises! Includes cookies, hot chocolate and bus transportation.
Brewery Lights at Anheuser-Busch Biergarten and Tour Center
Dec 6 – Dec 8
The holiday lights are lit, the cocoa is hot, and the 30-foot inflatable snowman is back – it’s beginning to look a lot like Brewery Lights at the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten and Tour Center in Fort Collins! The fifth annual Brewery Lights celebration begins Nov. 15, with guests of all ages invited to spread holiday cheer at a variety of festive activities during the wonderful holiday experience.
Colorado Christmas Adventure at Mission H620 Southpark Dr., Littleton, CO 80120
Dec 6 – 7
The Colorado Christmas Adventure, presented by Mission Hills Church, is a free, family-friendly event featuring Christmas stories and characters, a gingerbread house display and competition, live musical performances, kids crafts, cookie decorating, and much more. Kids of all ages will be surprised and delighted to find exciting activities around every corner.
Lakewood Lights at Lakewood Heritage Center
Dec 6 – 7
Gather your friends, family and neighbors for this annual celebration! Join us for a tree lighting ceremony, then enjoy a stroll among the light displays or hop 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 jolly old Santa Claus or craft an ornament to commemorate this happy holiday.
9News Parade of Lights at Downtown Denver
Dec 6 – 7
The 9NEWS Parade of Lights is a magical nighttime event, which features more than 40 units including extravagantly illuminated floats, giant helium-filled character balloons, magnificent marching bands, traditional equestrian units and vibrant cultural entries. Join us at Civic Center Park!
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians at Bug Company Theater
Dec 6 – 7
Martians’ ruler is upset that the children of Mars are lazy and under the influence of too much pop culture from Earth – they are obsessed with the planet’s television programs and don’t want to do much of anything. In an attempt to pep the kids up again, he orders the kidnapping of Santa Claus, hoping the jolly old toymaker will know how to cheer Martian children up again.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians at Bug Theatre Company
Dec 6 – 7
Martians’ ruler is upset that the children of Mars are lazy and under the influence of too much pop culture from Earth – they are obsessed with the planet’s television programs and don’t want to do much of anything. In an attempt to pep the kids up again, he orders the kidnapping of Santa Claus, hoping the jolly old toymaker will know how to cheer Martian children up again. After two Earth children are also nabbed, complicating things for the Martian Ruler, chaos ensues! Part film, part live stage production, you won’t want to miss this hilarious new adaptation of the classic 1964 cult holiday hit!
Sensory Santa at Southlands Shopping Center
Dec 7, 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
A specially trained Santa who works with those with sensory-processing disorders, autism and those with sensory sensitivities will be at the Southlands Shopping Center to talk with those kids who can benefit from lower lights, quieter music and less activity. It is the only location in the state to offer this service.
Breakfast with Santa at Downtown Aquarium
Dec 7 – 8
Santa is stopping by the Aquarium this holiday season! Dine with him and our mascot, Sharkey, and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, exhibit discounts and more!
Inside the Orchestra’s Christmas Tiny Tots Concerts at Cielo at Castle Pines
Dec 7, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tiny Tots gets children truly inside the orchestra by seating the audience on the floor and surrounding them with a 30+ piece orchestra. Designed for children six and under, this 45-minute program gives young ones the chance to interact with the music and learn about the instruments in the process.
Free Day at Denver Art Museum
Dec 7, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
General admission to the Denver Art Museum is FREE to all youth age 18 and under every day, granting more kids access to art than ever before. General admission is free on the first Saturday of the month thanks to Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Thornton Arts and Culture Division (ArtsThornton) at Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center – Multipurpose Room
Dec 7. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
ArtsThornton presents its annual Art For Less Than $100 (Art4<$100) winter show to support local artists and to encourage Thornton residents to shop locally for holiday gifts. Two dozen artists are expected to exhibit and sell their artwork in various sizes, styles and materials. Cash and credit cards accepted for art purchases. Refreshments will also be provided at this family-friendly event. All are welcome to dress in holiday attire and share the spirit of the season. Admission and parking is free.
Swedish Christmas Market at Calvary Baptist Church
Dec 7, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Swedish Christmas Market – An Authentic Holiday Celebration. Come celebrate the holiday season with Swedish foods, unique gifts and crafts, Swedish candy, musical entertainment and activities for the children: Enjoy glögg and gingerbread cookies (included with entrance fee) in a for the season beautifully decorated room. Visit the café that offers open-face sandwiches, waffles, and other traditional foods, and bring home delicacies like lussekatter, cinnamon buns and limpa-bread.
The Gentle Nutcracker at Vance Brand Civic Auditorium
Dec 7, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Longmont Symphony Orchestra and the Boulder Ballet present a sensory-friendly abridged version of Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker Ballet for individuals with special needs and their families.
Holly Jolly Lowry Holiday at Eisenhower Chapel
Dec 7, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Lowry Foundation is hosting a free family holiday open house in the historic Eisenhower Chapel, celebrating many cultures and religious denominations. Visit with Santa from 2:30-4:30 p.m.; photos will be available. Enjoy local choirs, kids’ crafts, refreshments, and a giving tree.
The Nutcracker with Ballet Ariel at Lakewood Cultural Center
Dec 7 – Dec 15
Ballet Ariel’s imaginative and winsome interpretation of The Nutcracker returns at the height of the holiday season to the Lakewood Cultural Center. Tickets are on sale now.
Ballet Ariel’s professional company and 30 students from the Ballet Ariel School and Lakewood Dance Academy brilliantly perform this eternal classic. Directed by Ilena Norton and Oleg Dedogryuk, Ballet Ariel’s The Nutcracker once again defines the season.
Holiday Family Sing-along, A Time of Wonder at Augustana Lutheran Church
Dec 7, 2:30 – 5:00 pm
It’s the time of year for cookies, cocoa, and the best holiday deal for families! The Colorado Women’s and Men’s Chorales, joined again this year by Kent Jones and the Colorado Saints Chorale, will be performing one of our most fantastic shows of the year for a bargain price. Our annual Family Holiday Sing-Along offers a beautiful choral concert followed by a holiday festival with games, cookie decorating, and photos with Santa Claus himself.
Lights of December Parade at Downtown Boulder
Dec 7, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Spectators are invited to enjoy floats created and decorated by local businesses, churches, schools, and civic groups. The grand finale includes an appearance by the jolly old man himself – Santa Claus!
Lone Tree Symphony Presents a Very Cherry Christmas at Lone Tree Arts Center
Dec 7 – 8
The symphony will perform your favorite holiday music with a cherry on top! In December, the LTSO and Cherry Creek Chorale join together to put you in the holiday spirit with Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” from The Messiah, plus lovely choral tunes such as “Ocho Kandelikas,” “Jingle Bells,” and more. Join them for a Very Cherry Christmas!
Free Day at Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Dec 8, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Museum Admission is free on the dates listed below. To add a temporary exhibit, IMAX or Planetarium show, purchase tickets at the Museum on the Free Day; upgrade rates apply. Reservations and amenities (lunchroom, coat and lunch storage, bus drop off, etc.) for school groups are not available on SCFD Community Free Days.
Low-sensory Morning at Downtown Aquarium
Dec 8, 8:30 am – 9:45 am
For our guests that prefer a calmer and more sensory-friendly environment join us for a special morning. We will open early at 8:30am, turn up the lights and turn down the ambient sounds in the exhibits. Stay as long as you would like.
Oxford Hotel Dolls’ Tea
Dec 8, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Experience one of Denver’s favorite family traditions this holiday season with The Oxford Hotel Dolls’ Tea Party on Sunday, Dec. 8th. Held for more than 50 years at LoDo’s most historic boutique hotel, The Oxford Dolls’ Tea is a classic tea party featuring tea, sandwiches, hot cocoa and treats. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite doll along to enjoy the festivities.
Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour at Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Dec 8, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman with your Colorado Symphony. Featuring music from the all-female ensemble’s most favorite Yuletide songs performed by them over the years. Prepare for an enchanting and festive evening filled with mesmerizing music, performance, and holiday cheer.
Scotty Wiese Mile High Magic at Bovine Metropolis Theater
Dec 8, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mile High Magic is an unforgettable theater experience presented by world-renowned magician Scotty Wiese. What makes Mile High Magic so unique is the tremendous way Scotty blends magic and his life experiences to tell stories, form a community, and motivate others to chase their own dreams.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Calgary Flames @ Pepsi Center
Dec 9, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Colorado Avalanche vs. Calgary Flames live at the Pepsi Center!
Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens
Nov. 29, 2019 – Jan. 3, 2020
IThe Gardens’ signature event for over three decades, this annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms our York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. With fresh and exciting new features, along with some fan favorites, this year’s display is brighter and more expansive than ever before. Join us for this family-friendly event that has become a holiday tradition for thousands of Front Range families. botanicgardens.org
Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms
Nov. 29 – Dec. 15
Santa and his friends transform Chatfield Farms into a magical village! Hop on the hayride to catch a short movie at Santa’s Cinema or walk under the magical light displays. Stop at Elf Boulevard to drop off your letters to Santa. Let the kids play in a real elf house and see the elves hard at work. Enter a life-size snow globe.www.botanicgardens.org
Fetch Holiday Markets at Denver Sports Castle
Nov. 30 – Dec. 15
For three weekends this winter, that gigantic, historic building on Broadway will be your home for all things holly-jolly. This is so much more than shopping, though. We’re filling it with festive drinks, activities, and gifts for everyone on your list! It’s going to be the kind of Christmas party you wish your company could throw — with hundreds of makers, artists, creators and YOU. thisisfetch.com/holiday-markets
A Christmas Carol at Simpich Showcase
Nov. 8 – Dec. 4
A CHRISTMAS CAROL’s timeless narrative is brought to life with sparkling vitality on the Simpich stage with over twenty handmade marionette actors animated by Dickens himself. In this original adaptation by puppeteer David Simpich, Ebenezer Scrooge is launched into and transformed by a night of delightful and poignant Christmas remembrances and foreboding forecasts. The outcome is both a continuing inspiration and celebration of the Promise of the Season. tickets.vendini.com
Camp Christmas at the Hangar at Stanley Marketplace
Nov. 21, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020
Not for the faint of festivity, this over-the-top indoor immersive installation turns the holiday spirit all the way up with mesmerizing displays of decorations that shift time and reality. Camp Christmas is Denver’s newest holiday experience, where yuletide traditions of the past and present get merrily mashed together in a massive 10,000-square-foot wonderland. It’s not just pretty lights and mistletoe. denvercenter.org
A Christmas Carol – The Musical at Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
Nov. 22, 2019 – Dec 22, 2019
Bring the whole family to enjoy this holiday classic, Charles Dickens’ classic tale takes us on a journey to the past, present and future this holiday season! With music by Alan Menken ( Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid ) and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical ), this musical version of curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge’s life and ultimate redemption is the perfect holiday tradition for the entire family. christkindlmarketdenver.com
A Hudson Christmas
Nov. 29 – Dec. 31
A Hudson Christmas has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families and friends from across the Denver area! Walk arm-in-arm with loved ones at this winter wonderland decorated with thousands of outdoor lights. Explore the trails where bursts of light and color wrap around trees, shimmer on bodies of water, illuminate happy faces, and bring a twinkle to your eye. Share your holiday wish list with Santa Claus, watch Christmas trees dance to holiday music, sip a steaming cup of hot chocolate, and stop for photo opportunities along the way. www.altitudetickets.com
The Nutcracker at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Nov. 30 -Dec. 29
Audiences simply can’t get enough of Colorado Ballet’s acclaimed production of The Nutcracker. Returning for its 59th season, this beloved holiday favorite sells out every year. Experience this whimsical trip to the sugar plum kingdom where magical dances come alive. Secure your seats early for this holiday tradition as most performances fill up prior to opening night. tickets.coloradoballet.org
Christkindl Market at Skyline Park
Nov 22, 2019 – Dec 23, 2019
This annual event brings authentic German and European holiday traditions to Denver! This market opens every year on the Friday before Thanksgiving, and lasts through the 23rd of December. Guests can find delicious cuisine, festive German drinks, handmade jewelry, toys, clothing, gifts and much more. Live entertainment is featured inside the festival tent every evening, and dancing is highly encouraged!
Ella Enchanted at the Arvada Center
October 11-December 29, 2019
Join Ella as we journey to the fairytale land of Frell on a path to self-discovery! The stage musical of Ella Enchanted has recently been adapted from the beloved Newbery Honor book by Gail Carson Levine. Ella must navigate her world with the “gift” of complete obedience given by her misguided fairy godmother. Adventures will ensue with ogres, giants, elves, wicked stepsisters, and true friends that help Ella find her voice! These whimsical characters make this a captivating tale for children and adults of all ages. arvadacenter.org/ella-enchanted
Christmas in Color at Water World
Nov. 22 – Jan. 4
Load up your friends and family into the van (or car, or truck) and experience Christmas like never before. Drive through acres of more than 1.5 million lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music you’ll hear right through your radio. You’ll drive by giant candy canes, snowmen, arched pathways and more. It’s like being immersed in another world. In fact, we won’t judge you if you join the kids with your face pressed against the window. www.showclix.com
Night Light Denver at the Daniels & Fisher Tower
Nov. 7 – Jan. 31, 2020
The Denver Theatre District’s ongoing, year-round projection mapping installation will be projected on the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower every Thursday through Saturday evening. Night Lights Denver will include rotating content, designed by artists and the community, featuring a wide range of art. nightlightsdenver.com
Mile High Tree
Nov. 30 – Jan. 31
Denver’s holiday season just got bigger and brighter with the spectacular new Mile High Tree! Experience the Mile High Tree by stepping inside this brilliantly lit, 110-foot tall immersive holiday tree, opening November 30 in Sculpture Park at Denver Performing Arts Complex – free every evening for the whole family! Amazing lights and music shows take place every 30 minutes along with holiday treats, drinks and photo ops. www.denver.org/milehighholidays/tree
Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park
Nov. 26, 2019 – Feb 16, 2020
The Downtown Denver Partnership proudly invites you and your family to join us at the Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park – Downtown’s destination for fun this winter. Winter of 2019 celebrates one decade of the Downtown Denver Rink which offers free ice skating seven days a week from November to February. Entry is free! Skate rentals are $7 for kids 12 & under and $9 for adults 13 & older. Purchase your season pass at the Rink for $35 for kids 12 and under and $50 for adults. Skaters are welcome to bring their own skates.
Goodnight Moon at the DPAC/The Randy Weeks Conservatory Theatre
October 4, 2019 – February 16, 2020
A musical twist on the beloved bedtime story. For the past 72 years, families around the world have made Goodnight Moon a part of their bedtime ritual. Now, the beloved children’s book comes to life on stage for a musical adventure! As the clock strikes seven o’clock, it’s time for Bunny to go to sleep. Say goodnight with magical moments filled with songs, kittens and mittens, bears and chairs, a red balloon, a quiet old lady, and – of course – the moon in this delightful tale. denvercenter.org
Zoo Lights: Illuminated with Life
Nov. 29 – Dec 30
Zoo Lights celebrates its 29th year as one of Denver’s most beloved and popular holiday traditions. To protect the magic of the season tickets are limited by date and issued for a one-hour entry time window. Most evenings sell out in advance and tickets will not be available at the door for evenings that sell out. www.denverzoo.org/events/zoolights/
Denver Pavilions’ Holiday Carousel at 16th Street Mall and Glenarm Place
Dec. 20 – Jan. 2
The Denver Pavilions’ Holiday Carousel returns to Downtown Denver. This year the Blue Knights Brass Ensemble will kick off the season with a free performance in front of the carousel at 2 pm on Sat. December 21. Rides will be offered for a nominal fee of $3 or free with a voucher from any Denver Pavilions’ merchant or community partner. Food Bank of the Rockies has once again been chosen as Denver Pavilions’ designated charity partner for the attraction. Partial proceeds from rides will be donated to this vital charity within the community that helps fight food insecurity in the area. denverpavilions.com
Olde Golden Christmas
Nov. 30 – Dec. 31
Each year during the holiday season, Golden takes a step back in time. Back to a simpler time of strong family traditions and small-town holiday celebrations. The authentic and historic main street of Golden will be the central festive location for Olde Golden Christmas, a city-wide, month-long celebration from November 30th to December 31st including a candlelight walk, holiday art market, live theater, a dazzling light display along Clear Creek, Santa encounters, shopping, dining, and so much more. visitgolden.com/olde-golden-christmas/
A Very Vintage Holiday Show at The Galleria at the Arts Complex
This delightful show is a tribute to Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters, during the nostalgic White Christmas era. A Very Vintage Holiday blends upbeat vocal harmonies and engaging showmanship with a little bit of comedy and plenty of nostalgic holiday tunes to provide festive entertainment for all ages. Featuring The Denver Dolls and special guests, this show will warm any Colorado heart on even the coldest winter day! These are FREE events presented by The Next Stage NOW. www.artscomplex.com
Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits at Denver Museum of Nature and Science
September 13, 2019 – April 12, 2020
“Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits” takes guests inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes to explore the psychology, physiology and physicality of some of the most extreme activities in the world. In this high-energy exhibition, guests experience the thrill of extreme sports in exciting, interactive exhibits and immersive environments. Meet passionate athletes, hear their incredible stories and take in the artistry, motivation and thoughtfulness that goes into everything they do. dmns.org
Tiger Encounter at the Denver Zoo
Nov. 8 – Dec. 31, 2019
Experience The EDGE through the eyes of a tiger! This tour will take you behind the scenes at The Edge, Denver Zoo’s Amur tiger exhibit. You will get an up close view of a training session with one of The Edge’s resident tigers and learn from animal care experts about what they do every day to ensure that these cats receive the best care. You’ll be in awe of the amazing relationship animal care staff have with these 400-pound furry felines! Please note that because of safety regulations, guests will not receive direct contact with the tigers, but rather will get a closer look than public perspective allows with exclusive access and interactions. denverzoo.org
Christmas at Gaylord Rockies
Nov 22, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020
The season-long experience will include ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a larger-than-life ice sculpture adventure; exclusive Cirque Dreams Holidaze theatrical performances; ice skating, tubing and bumper cars; a Naughty or Nice Escape Room; character breakfast; family-friendly activities; and themed décor with an impressive holiday light display. marriott.com
Images from the Tracks at the Colorado Railroad Museum
January 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020
One of the foremost photographers to photograph the great American West, William Henry Jackson’s images had an immense influence on the public’s perception of the American West. A portion of those images were captured here in Colorado as Jackson traveled throughout the west by rail. This exhibit not only showcases the Museum’s collection of Jackson photographs but provides visitors with the opportunity to visit the rail car he traveled and lived in – the Denver & Rio Grande Western business car – the Rico.
Marine Biologist for a Day at the Downtown Aquarium
Jan 1- Dec 31, 2019
See if you have what it takes to become a Marine Biologist! Spend a day behind the scenes where all the scientific action happens. Experience close encounters with exotic species from the deep sea to shallow reef and everywhere in between. You’ll even get to dissect a squid! Program includes guided tour, biologist dive show, squid dissection, animal feedings and much more! T-shirts & lunch included.
First Light Family Space at the Denver Art Museum
June 1-Dec. 31, 2019
Step into the shining world of the new First Light Family Space and try hands-on activities inspired by the exhibition, The Light Show. Trace a shadow, make a mirror, play with patterns and create a colorful city. The museum of free for kids under 18 for kids. Have fun learning about artwork with gallery games similar to I spy, bingo, and memory matching with Gallery Games. Create Playdate’s artmaking with little ones is on the second Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. DenverArtMuseum.org.