What To Do During the Holidays

The Crawford Hotel Monogram Detail Looking for something to do during the Holidays in Denver? Here are some of our favorite activities!

Special Events

Denver Union Station Holiday Tree Market
Purchase your Christmas Tree right in the heart of downtown Denver's biggest holiday celebrations. Now, for the first time in Denver Union Station's history purchase a tree on Union Station's Wynkoop Plaza! (Now through December 25th)
Grand Illumination
Start the Holiday Season off with treats, drinks, and carolers at Downtown Denver's Grand Illumination. Watch as holiday cheer spreads and lights up Denver Union Station, Larimer Square, and the LoDo neighborhood! (Friday, November 24th)

Denver Christkindl Market
Shop for hand-crafted gifts from European and Coloradan artisans while enjoying drinks, music, live entertainment and more. Guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit! (November 17th through December 23rd)

Ice Skating at Skyline Park
Nothing says winter in Denver like skating at Skyline Park, right in the heart of Downtown Denver. Skating is free, and skates cost just $2 to rent. (November 12th - February 14th)

Friday Night Holiday Bazaar
Featuring local artists and artisans, this weekly bazaar is a great way to experience the holidays like a true local! Located in the new RiNo arts district, you're sure to find something you love. (November 24th, December 1st & December 8th)

Zoo Lights
This ever-popular holiday tradition features 60 acres of lights across Denver Zoo's campus. Come for the beautifully arrayed lights and stay for the nightly entertainment, Santa meet-and-greets and more. (Preview November 24th & 25th, Open December 1st - 31st)

Blossoms of Light
Denver Botanic Gardens transforms into a garden of light and sound every Holiday Season. Stay warm with holiday drinks and treats as you explore this winter wonderland. (November 24th - January 1st)

Visual & Performing Arts

Denver Center for Performing Arts
The DCPA has many shows running this Holiday Season. From the hilariously witty First Date, to the Christmas classics The Nutcracker & A Christmas Carol, there is something for everyone. 

Colorado Symphony
Enjoy the amazing sounds of the Colorado Symphony this Holiday Season. With shows ranging from Handel's Messiah, to Beethoven, to a tribute to George Michael there are performances for the whole family!

Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum has over 70,000 diverse works spanning centuries as well as the globe. Boasting one of the most extensive Native American art collections, the DAM also hosts rotating exhibits. The current rotating exhibit is Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age Of Impressionism.


Denver Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets have games frequently throughout the Holiday Season.

Colorado Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche have games throughout the Holiday Season
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