Celebrate a season of lights with the 9News Parade of Lights presented by American Furniture Warehouse and AutoNation. Watch the Parade for free with fantastic viewing all along the two-mile route. Convenient Grandstand seating is available at the start of the Parade route in front of the beautifully lit City and County Building. Visit Denver Parade of Lights.com for details.
Paint the town in Denver this season with twinkling light displays, festive parades, classic holiday shows and world-class exhibits. Plan your getaway to The Mile High City with hotel deals starting at just $52.80
Where can your family take a circular ride on square wheels? Only at Math Midway, a traveling exhibit from the Museum of Mathematics in New York City. This fun, interactive exhibit lands at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum on Sunday, October 13.
This 4,500-square-foot, carnival-themed exhibit adds fun and excitement to the world of math with more than 20 hands-on, math activities including:
Pedal on the Petals
Three Ring Circleous
Mathematical Monkey Mat
The Mysterious Harmonograph
Math Midway is great for all ages. We will celebrate the grand opening of Math Midway on Sunday, October 13 with Math Midway at the Hangar, a carnival event with stilt walking, face painters and more family-friendly activities.
Math Midway will be part of the Wings Over the Rockies experience until Dec. 31, 2013. All activities are included with Museum general admission, and Museum Members are free. For more information on Math Midway, visit WingsMuseum.org.
Relive a centuries old German tradition at the 13th Annual Denver Christkindl Market in the heart of downtown Denver. An authentic atmosphere of the German holiday season, reminiscent of the times families spend at the Christmas Markets throughout Europe. The German Christmas market again brings the sights, sounds and flavors of the holiday season with its music, food, holiday lights and old-world vendors to Skyline Park, right across from the Daniels & Fisher Clock Tower on the 16th Street Mall. This year’s Christkindl Market is bigger and better than ever before! With more music, more beer & Gluehwein, more entertainment, and of course more holiday Spirit – so be sure to bring the famiy and join the celebration at Colorado’s largest and most authentic Christkindl market! Open to the public daily at 11am with free admission, Friday, November 22nd through Saturday, December 21st, 2013. Learn more here!
A Hudson Christmas is a walkthrough lighting display celebrating the wonder of the Christmas season. For a 5-week period from Thanksgiving weekend through New Year’s Eve, Hudson Gardens comes to life each night as over 100,000 lights shine the way. A live Santa, hot cocoa, and a garden stroll will bring family and friends together under the lights. Santa and his helpers will be at the show every night through December 23. Be sure to bring your own cameras to ensure that the memory of your visit never fades. Learn more at hudsonchristmas.org!
Nov 29, 2013 – Jan 1, 2014 | Nightly, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield
C-470 & Wadsworth Blvd
• With the foothills as a stunning backdrop, more than a million twinkling lights illuminate a winding path through the Colorado countryside
• Lights in children’s area synchronized to music
• Warm up at our fire pit or with a toasty beverage and kettle corn
• Historical 1880s homestead decorated for a Colorado country Christmas
• Choose from two paths: short or extended
• Illuminated antique and model tractors on display
• Free hayrides on select evenings, see website
• Open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day
Visit www.botanicgardens.org for more information.
Denver Botanic Gardens
10th & York Street
Nov 29, 2013 – Jan 1, 2014 | Nightly, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
• An urban winter wonderland glittering with lights
• Brand new displays, twinkling passageway, themed gardens like Victorian Holiday and Gumdrop Forest
• Strolling choirs (see online website)
• Enjoy lights synchronized to music
• Treat yourself to a warm beverage and hot roasted nuts
• Add some holiday cheer to your hot beverage at Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bar (21 and over). Select evenings, see website.
• Open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day Visit www.botanicgardens.org for more information.
December 6th – January 5th
Humans aren't the only species that get to decorate their lawns this holiday season. Take a stroll through Denver Zoo's Zoo Lights Presented By: Your Neighborhood Toyota Stores and you'll "oooh" and "ahhh" over our 38 brilliantly-illuminated acres of lights and more than 150 animated animal sculptures. And don't miss our month long Zoo Lights Lantern Festival taking place in Toyota Elephant Passage. It's the perfect way to light up your holiday spirit.
For more than 100 years, railway post offices crisscrossed Colorado with letters to Santa. This holiday season, the Colorado Railroad Museum’s Santa Claus Special will be delivering letters to Santa. Kids can drop off their letter to Santa and receive a special keepsake. The Santa Claus Special departs every 30 minutes and kids will want to bring their wish list to share with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy a hot chocolate by the Depot General Store and find great stocking stuffers including items from a huge selection of Thomas the Tank Engine gifts.
4th Annual 1940’s White Christmas Ball
Saturday, December 7th
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum http://www.1940sBall.org
Turn back time and bring back the warmth and nostalgia of your fondest childhood memories at the 1940’s White Christmas Ball! Dance between WWII Airplanes to The Queen City Jazz Orchestra, Bing Crosby and the Hanes Sisters. Mingle with Scrooge and Old Hollywood Pin ups and visit the Lowery Air Force Base Tower. Get your tickets today! Visit 1940sball.org
The 53rd Annual Georgetown Christmas Market is a tradition for thousands of Colorado families. Join us the first two full weekends in December for a family event that includes horse-drawn wagon rides through historic Georgetown, special holiday museum tours at the Hamill House and other Georgetown landmarks, roasted chestnuts, holiday shopping in Strousse Park, the Santa Lucia Children’s procession, appearances by St. Nicholas, High teas at Grace Hall, story time with Santa at the library, the Christmas Market Wassail Crawl, and free admission and entertainment. Visit Georgetown during one of the most festive times of year! Learn more here!