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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. 

Santa on the Square @ Lincoln Hall
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm

FREE! – Lincoln Hall (lobby) – 1415 Larimer Street (look for The Bent Lens)

Kicking off after Thanksgiving, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting Larimer Square on Saturdays throughout the holiday season.
Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus are free but please bring your own camera.
Saturdays throughout the holiday season starting on Saturday, November 30
10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Polar Express @ Colorado Railroad Museum
Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 9:00 pm

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!

The fifth annual Brewery Lights @ Anheuser-Busch Biergarten and Tour Center
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 9:00 pm

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.

 To kick off the holiday season, the community is invited to a festive lighting ceremony on Nov. 15. The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be in town to help Mayor Wade Troxell and Brewery General Manager Gene Bocis “flip the switch” at 5 p.m. to officially mark the start of this year’s Brewery Lights celebrations.

 The Budweiser Clydesdales will be available for photos during the opening ceremony until 7:00 p.m. For those who can’t wait until opening night, the Clydesdales will be available for photos on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ahead of the Brewery Lights kickoff. The Clydesdales will also be available for photos after Brewery Lights is underway, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 17, 23 and 24.

 Outside of these photo opportunities, the Clydesdales will be in the stables and out in the paddock for guests to view and enjoy during regular hours at the Biergarten from Nov 7-24.

 Brewery Lights is open every Friday through Sunday, from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 15 through Dec. 29. New this year, guests can participate in a unique 4D holiday photo opportunity that puts them in the center of an oversized lighted present.

A Broadway Christmas Carol @ CU Presents
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 22 @ 9:00 pm

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.

Bud Coleman directs a cast of CU Theatre & Dance & Dance’s talented student performers in the elegant University Theatre.

Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.

The Nutcracker with Ballet Melange @ Lakewood Cultural Center
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 17 @ 9:30 pm

Ballet Melange is a new Colorado nonprofit dance performance company and trainee program with a mission to bring high-quality dance performances to a wide range of audiences, especially those without regular access to the arts. In keeping with this mission, Ballet Melange invites groups of school children and seniors to see The Nutcracker on Friday, November 15, at 11 am for the amazing price of $5 per ticket.


Qualified groups can contact the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office at 303-987-7845 to purchase tickets at this special discount. Regular tickets prices are $30 (adults), $20 (seniors), and $15 (children) and can be purchased through the Box Office website at


In operation for just over one year, Ballet Melange is rapidly gaining a reputation for excellence in training early career artists. Dancing alongside Classical Ballet Academy, trainees and students won first place in the ensemble category at the 2019 Youth America Grand Prix. Ballet Melange’s first trainee program graduate is dancing professionally at the National Ballet of Ukraine.

Free Day @ Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Nov 17 @ 10:00 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.

  • Sunday, November 17
  • Sunday, December 8
Clyfford Still Museum Family Tour @ Clyfford Still Museum
Nov 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Play, create, and explore on these interactive tours with trained Clyfford Still Museum gallery teachers. During the Still: Elemental, exhibition, Family Tours explore four of the five elements (earth, air, water, and fire) using all our senses. Bring the whole family and join us for these special art adventures.


Family Tours are included with Museum admission, kids 17 and under are always free, but registration is required.

Scotty Wiese Mile High Magic @ Bovine Metropolis Theater
Nov 17 @ 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.

Prepare to witness astonishing, hilarious, and surprising moments inches from your face.

Signing Santa @ Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – Nov 21 @ 3:00 pm

Cherry Creek Shopping Center is proud to continue the tradition of providing deaf and hard-of-hearing children with a very special visit with Signing Santa.

The Polar Express @ Colorado Railroad Museum
Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm

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!

Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets @ Pepsi Center
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:45 pm

Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets at Pepsi Center.

Free Day @ Plains Conservation Center
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This Aurora-based center helps students and adults grow their knowledge and appreciation of the prairie ecosystem and the cultural history of Colorado through a variety of educational programs managed by Denver Botanic Gardens. In cooperation with the City of Aurora.