From painting with local artists to shopping to ice-skating, here’s what’s happening in Denver this weekend.

Friday, November 23

Christkindl Market

When: Nov. 16 – Dec. 23
Where: 1515 Arapahoe St.

Experience German and European holiday traditions during this annual Denver event. Eat authentic food and festive drinks, enjoy live entertainment, and shop a wide selection of gifts. Admission is free.

The Polar Express

When: Nov. 10 – Dec. 23
Where: Colorado Railroad Museum

Experience a theatrical recreation of the classic children’s story. Dancing waiters serve cookies and hot cocoa as the story unfolds. (Read more about winter train experiences here!)

A Hudson Christmas

When: Nov. 23 – Dec. 31
Where: Hudson Gardens and Event Center

See a winter wonderland of outdoor lights at Hudson Gardens. You can even get a photo in Santa’s sleigh while sipping hot cider or cocoa.

Bark in the Park

When: Nov. 23, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Standley Lake

Get free park admission for you and your pup on Black Friday and join other dogs and their humans. Don’t have a furry friend yet? Attend to get information about fostering or adopting.

Blossoms of Light

When: Nov. 23 – Jan. 1
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

See the extravagant annual holiday light show at Denver Botanic Gardens, which features an interactive light display and entertainment on select evenings.

Community Mural Painting

When: Nov. 23, 11 a.m.
Where: 900 block of Curtis St and Champa St.

UCHealth is hosting a number of free events on Black Friday, including this community mural painting with local artist Kiri Jones. There will also be music and hot cocoa!

Free Open Skate Session

When: Nov. 23, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Family Sports Ice Arena

There are only 300 spots available for this free Black Friday skate session, so be sure to arrive early!

Holiday Sugar Plum Bazaar

When: Nov. 23-24
Where: McNichols Civic Center Building

This event will feature over 100 local artisans and businesses, so you can get your holiday shopping done. There will also be food trucks and bars, and you’ll be able to see the lighting of the lights at the city and county building.

Movie at the Symphony: Home Alone in Concert

When: Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall

See the score of Home Alone performed live while you watch this holiday classic on the big screen.

Holiday Flea

When: Nov. 23 – Dec. 1
Where: Denver Union Station

Kick off your holiday shopping at this flea market. Tickets are just $5 per weekend and allow for re-entry.

A Christmas Carol

When: Nov. 23 – Dec. 24
Where: Stage Theatre

See this musical interpretation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel come to life on stage.

Saturday, November 24

The Nutcracker

When: Nov. 24 – Dec. 24
Where: Ellie Caulkins Opera House

See The Colorado Ballet’s 58th performance of the holiday classic The Nutcracker.

Sunday, November 25

River North Music and Arts Showcase

When: Nov. 25, 4 p.m.
Where: Larimer Lounge

Art and music enthusiasts will enjoy this showcase featuring more than 30 local Denver artists, performances from local musicians, and local food trucks.

Which events do you plan to check out this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

Check out this list of Colorado Christmas tree farms!

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