Nov. 16–Dec. 23, 2018 WHERE: Skyline Park
The Christkindl Market includes vendors from Germany and
other countries, as well as local artisans, offering high-quality,
handcrafted gifts such as traditional hand-carved wooden figurines,
handmade candles and ornaments. Traditional German food will tempt your
taste buds. Sip on warm Glühwein (hot spiced wine) as you listen to
traditional Christmas carols and live German music. Entry is free and the
entire family is invited to enjoy this great tradition!
20, 2018–Feb. 3, 2019 WHERE: Corner of 16th and Arapahoe
Take a spin on the ice — for free! Grab your family and friends and head to
16th and Arapahoe in downtown Denver to the Downtown Denver Rink at
Skyline Park in Downtown Denver! Skate rentals are $6-$8, or
bring your own pair and skate for free. Free days for kids will take
place throughout the season. Look for regularly scheduled entertainment and
activities each week, including: Friday night DJs; Saturday morning skating
lessons; Saturday night concerts; and Sunday afternoon family
Nov. 23–Dec. 23, 2018
WHERE: Chatfield Farms Botanic Gardens
Explore Chatfield Farms as it is transformed into a magical village. Santa's
Village is a family-friendly holiday event
including hayrides, holiday gifts, Santa’s Workshop and so much more.
Dec. 7–9, 14–24 and 26–31, 2018 WHERE: Hudson Gardens & Events Center
Bundle up for a visit with Santa at Hudson Gardens in
Littleton. After sharing your list with Ol' Saint Nick, sip hot
chocolate as you stroll the outdoor paths lined with trees decked with
more than a million twinkling lights.
Nov. 23, 2018–Jan. 1, 2019 (includes Dec. 24, 25 and 31)
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens
Embrace the holidays with thousands of colorful lights draped in elegant
designs at Blossoms of Light. The 2018 event will be
brighter and bigger than ever before, with sound-reactive LED lights and
carolers on select evenings. Warm drinks and tasty treats and seasonal
entertainment will be available, and thousands of lights in the gardens'
amphitheater are synchronized to your favorite holiday tunes.
Nov. 23, 2018–Jan. 6, 2019
WHERE: Denver International Airport
Got a flight to catch? Head to Denver International Airport a
little early and enjoy a free spin around the airport's ice skating rink!
Nov. 30, 2018–Jan. 6, 2019
WHERE: Denver Zoo Zoo Lights will span 70 acres of Denver Zoo's
campus with nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa
meet-and-greets and, of course, illuminated animal sculptures that swing
through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in places where
they’re least expected.
Dec. 15, 2018 WHERE: City Park
Scramble along with Ebenezer Scrooge at this professionally timed race, which
benefits Denver Children's Home. There's even a Scrooge costume contest to
crown the best worst humbug of them all.
Did you know that
the Denver Christkindl Market has been going strong for 14
years? It is definitely a staple tradition that should not be
missed. I always feature it on my seasonal magnet mailer that goes
out to past (and future!) clients.
Fun Fact: German Christmas
markets date back to the 14th century. Originally, the fairs provided only
food and practical supplies for the cold winter season, but soon the
markets became a beloved holiday tradition and a great way to get into the
If you're a Colorado
resident and don't currently get my magnets, shoot me a quick
email with your address and I will put you on the list!