From painting with local artists to shopping to ice-skating, here’s what’s happening in Denver this weekend.
Friday, November 23
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.